HyperDic: shut

English > 5 senses of the word shut:
VERBcontactshut, closemove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
contactshut, closebecome closed
socialshut, exclude, keep out, shut outprevent from entering
ADJECTIVEallshut, unopen, closednot open
allshut, closedused especially of mouth or eyes
shut > pronunciation
Soundsshah't
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > shut: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot open.
Example"the door slammed shut"
Synonymsunopen, closed
See alsoclosednot open or affording passage or access
Oppositeopen, unfastenedaffording unobstructed entrance and exit
Spanishcerrado
Catalantancat
English > shut: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed especially of mouth or eyes.
Example "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
Synonymclosed
Narrowerblinking, winkingClosing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
compressed, tightPressed tightly together
squinched, squintingHaving eyes half closed in order to see better
Oppositeopen, openedUsed of mouth or eyes
Spanishcerrado
English > shut: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningMove so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey want to shut the doors
Example "shut the window"
Synonymclose
Cause toclose, shutBecome closed
NarrowerbungClose with a cork or stopper
drawMove or pull so as to cover or uncover something
roll upClose (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle
seal, seal offmake tight
shutterClose with shutters
slam, bangClose violently
slatClose the slats of (windows)
snapClose with a snapping motion
See alsoshut insurround completely
shut upplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
Oppositeopen, open upCause to open or to become open
Similar toclose, shutBecome closed
Spanishcerrar, clausurar, tapar
Catalanclausurar, cloure, tancar
Nounsshuttera hinged blind for a window
shuttera mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
shuttingthe act of closing something
English > shut: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBecome closed.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe doors shut
Synonymclose
Caused byclose, shutMove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositeopen, open upBecome open
Similar toclose, shutMove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Spanishcerrar, clausurar, concluir, terminar
Catalanclausurar, cloure, finir, tancar
Nounsshuttera mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
English > shut: 5 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningprevent from entering; shut out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The trees were shutting out all sunlight"
Synonymsexclude, keep out, shut out
Narrowerexcommunicate, unchurch, curseexclude from a church or a religious community
lock outprevent employees from working during a strike
ostracize, ostraciseavoid speaking to or dealing with
Broaderprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Oppositeadmit, let in, includeAllow participation in or the right to be part of
Spanishcerrar, exceptuar, excluir, privar
Catalanexceptuar, excloure, privar
Nounsshuttera mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

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