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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shut

    close, contract, confine, preclude, bar, fasten

    open, expand, unclose, unbar, unfasten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shut, unopen, closedadjective

    not open

    "the door slammed shut"

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

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

  2. closed, shutverb

    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, shutverb

    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, shutverb

    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, shutverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shutverb

    close, close up

  2. shutverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shutverb

    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. President Donald Trump:

    I think President Obama should've kept President Obama mouth shut, i think it's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot. You were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bushes set up -- of not critiquing the president who comes after you -- is a good tradition.

  2. Sitting Bull:

    I do not wish to be shut up in a corral. All agency Indians I have seen are worthless. They are neither red warriors nor white farmers. They are neither wolf nor dog.

  3. Michelle Puget:

    Every minute that he was refused an ICU bed he was dying. The doctors said that his organs were already starting to shut down.

  4. James Comey:

    I think most likely it goes on. I think you would need to fire everyone in the Justice Department and the FBI to stop that investigation, i think it would be very hard to shut that down by firing him.

  5. Kristen Waggoner:

    He’s using the full power of his office to personally and professionally destroy her, he’s trying to send a message — you better shut up if you disagree or you are going to lose everything you own.

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