Definition of Shut Up in English :

Define Shut Up in English

Shut Up meaning in English

Meaning of Shut Up in English

Pronunciation of Shut Up in English

Shut Up pronunciation in English

Pronounce Shut Up in English

Shut Up

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1. be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, keep mum, shut up

refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

Example Sentences:
'The children shut up when their father approached'

2. lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away, shut up

place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

Example Sentences:
'The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend'
'She locked her jewels in the safe'

3. hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still

cause to be quiet or not talk

Example Sentences:
'Please silence the children in the church!'


4. pent, shut up

closely confined

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Shut Up

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verb (adverb)
1. (transitive)
to prevent all access to
2. (transitive)
to confine or imprison
3. informal
to cease to talk or make a noise or cause to cease to talk or make a noise: often used in commands
4. (intransitive)
(of horses in a race) to cease through exhaustion from maintaining a racing pace

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Shut Up

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to enclose, confine, or imprison
to close all the entrances to
3.  Informal
to stop or cause to stop talking
to prevent from speaking or writing freely; silence or censor

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Shut Up

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v. shut, shut·ting, shuts
a. To move (a door or lid, for example) so as to block passage through an opening.
b. To fasten with a lock, catch, or latch: shut the cabinet.
2. To block entrance to or exit from; close: shut a corridor.
3. To confine in a closed space: shut them in a cage.
4. To exclude from a closed space: shut the cats out of the house.
5. To fold up or bring together the parts of: shut the book.
6. To cause to stop operating: shut down a restaurant; a school that was shut for the vacation.
1. To move or become moved so as to block passage; close: a door that shuts by itself.
2. To stop operating, especially automatically: The electricity shuts off at midnight.
1. The act or time of shutting.
2. The line of connection between welded pieces of metal.

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