HyperDic: shut_up

English > 4 senses of the expression shut up:
VERBcommunicationshut up, close up, clam up, dummy up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mumrefuse to talk / talk or stop talking / talking
contactshut up, lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut away, lock upplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
changeshut up, hush, quieten, silence, still, hush upcause to be quiet or not talk / talk
ADJECTIVEallshut up, pentclosely confined
English > shut up: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningClosely confined.
Synonympent
Broaderconfinednot free to move about
Spanishencerrado
English > shut up: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningrefuse to talk / talk or stop talking / talking; fall silent.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The children shut up when their father approached"
Synonymsclose up, clam up, dummy up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum
Oppositeopen uptalk / talk freely and without inhibition
Spanishcallarse, callar, silenciar
Catalancallar
English > shut up: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymslock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut away, lock up
Broaderconfineprevent from leaving or from being removed
See alsoshutmove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Spanishencerrar
English > shut up: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to be quiet or not talk / talk.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymshush, quieten, silence, still, hush up
Cause tohushBecome quiet or still
Narrowergag, muzzleprevent from speaking out
lull, calm downBecome quiet or less intensive
shout downsilence or overwhelm by shouting
shushsilence (someone) by uttering 'shush!'
Broadersuppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
OppositeloudenCause to become loud
Similar toquieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe downBecome quiet or quieter
Spanishacallar, callar, calmar, silenciar
Catalanapaivagar, aquietar, assossegar, callar, calmar, emmudir, silenciar

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