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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shut, unopen, closed(adj)

    not open

    "the door slammed shut"

    unsympathetic, unopen, closed in(p), closed(a), closed

    unfastened, ajar(p), wide-open, open

  2. closed, shut(verb)

    used especially of mouth or eyes

    "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

    closed, unopen, unsympathetic, closed(a), closed in(p)

    open, unfastened, ajar(p), wide-open

  3. close, shut(verb)

    move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

    "Close the door"; "shut the window"

    exclude, shut down, come together, close, fold, close down, conclude, keep out, fill up, close up, shut out

    open, unfastened, ajar(p), wide-open

  4. close, shut(verb)

    become closed

    "The windows closed with a loud bang"

    exclude, shut down, come together, close, fold, close down, conclude, keep out, fill up, close up, shut out

    wide-open, open, ajar(p), unfastened

  5. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut(verb)

    prevent from entering; shut out

    "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

    turf out, boot out, leave out, omit, chuck out, debar, close, exclude, bar, keep out, leave off, eject, turn out, except, shut out, take out

    unfastened, ajar(p), wide-open, open

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shut

    close, contract, confine, preclude, bar, fasten

    open, expand, unclose, unbar, unfasten

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shut(v. a.)

    close, close up

  2. shut(v. a.)

    enclose, confine, imprison, shut up, coop up, lock up, close the door upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shut(v)

    close, debar, exclude, preclude, (shut up) confine, imprison, coop up, incarcerate, immure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shut":

    closed, close, farm, firm, closure, shh, ferme, closes, locked, closing

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How to use shut in a sentence?

  1. Neil Armstrong:

    It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

  2. Patrick Henry:

    It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

  3. Mike Stabile:

    When we first starting talking about COVID, we felt very well prepared because we have a whole history of testing within the industry as well as contact tracing and production shut-downs.

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  5. Former President Bill Clinton:

    Do you have the courage to listen to my answer? Don't throw him out. If he'll shut up and listen to my answer, I'll answer it.

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