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Definition shut

Etymology 1

From Middle English shutten, shetten, from Old English scyttan (“to cause rapid movement, shoot a bolt, shut, bolt, shut to, discharge a debt, pay off”), from Proto-Germanic *skutjaną, *skuttijaną (“to bar, bolt”), from Proto-Germanic *skuttą, *skuttjō (“bar, bolt, shed”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewd- (“to drive, fall upon, rush”). Cognate with Dutch schutten (“to shut in, lock up”), Low German schütten (“to shut, lock in”), German schützen (“to shut out, dam, protect, guard”).


shut (third-person singular simple present shuts, present participle shutting, simple past and past participle shut)

  1. (transitive) To close, to stop from being open.
  2. (intransitive) To close, to stop being open.
  3. (transitive or intransitive, chiefly Britain) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.
  4. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.

shut (not comparable)

  1. Closed.
  2. (linguistics, phonetics) Synonym of close

shut (plural shuts)

  1. The act or time of shutting; close.
  2. A door or cover; a shutter.
  3. The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together.

Etymology 2

Variation of chute or shute (archaic, related to shoot) from Old English scēotan.


shut (plural shuts)

  1. (Britain, Shropshire dialectal) A narrow alley or passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.

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