shut

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃʌt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃʌt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shut)

Inflections of 'shut' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
shuts
v 3rd person singular
shutting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
shut
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
shut
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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shut

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. shut the [window, door]
  2. shut your [eyes, books]
  3. shut (all) the [windows]
  4. shut the [windows] [after, when] you leave
  5. [could you, would you, would you mind if I] shut the [window]
  6. the [doors] shut [quickly, suddenly, with a bang, loudly]
  7. the [shops, stores, offices] shut (their doors) at [noon]
  8. the [shops] shut up (for the afternoon)
  9. shut up [a shop] for the [night, winter, weekend]
  10. UK: shut up shop
  11. [just, please] shut up!
  12. shut your (dirty) mouth!
  13. shut out the [light, sunlight, sun]
  14. shut out the [voices, noise, racket]
  15. shut out the [criticism, remarks]
  16. shut off the [supply, electricity, water]
  17. the [supply] was shut off
  18. shut off [your laptop, your computer, the lights]
  19. [slide, press here, click] to shut off
  20. shut down a [business, shop, company]
  21. the [business] was shut down
  22. [forced to, had to] shut down
  23. the [shop] shut down [due to the recession, after liquidation, for family reasons]
  24. shut [him, the new kid, their friend] out (of their circle)
  25. the [pitcher, goalkeeper, base] shut them out
  26. (don't) shut me out
  27. shut [prisoners, criminals] up
  28. shut up [prisoners] in a tiny [cell, room]
adj
  1. a shut [window, door]
  2. the [window] is shut (tight)
  3. keep the [window] shut (all day)
  4. the [window] slammed shut
  5. (the child) slammed the door shut
  6. the door was [sealed, welded] shut
  7. the [store, restaurant] is shut for the night
  8. is shut until [tomorrow, five o'clock, further notice]
  9. they kept their lips (tightly) shut
  10. keep your mouth shut!
  11. the [cellphone, device, gadget] flips shut
  12. the shut-off switch (for)
  13. a shut-off [road, street, access]
  14. UK: glad to be shut of [them, the visitors]
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