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1. shut

verb. ['ˈʃʌt'] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • roll up
  • draw
  • bang
  • bung
  • shutter
  • slat
  • seal off
  • seal
  • close

Antonyms

  • leave
  • adduct
  • push
  • repel

Etymology

  • shutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Shut

  • terre-haute
  • somewhat
  • mcnutt
  • chesnutt
  • uncut
  • strut
  • rebut
  • curnutte
  • allnutt
  • what
  • smut
  • slut
  • skutt
  • scutt
  • schutte
  • klugt
  • glut
  • abut
  • tutt
  • tut
  • schutt
  • schut
  • rutt
  • rut
  • putt
  • phut
  • nutt
  • nut
  • mutt
  • kut

Example sentences of the word shut


1. Verb, base form
Put the cover back on the fuse panel and shut off the vehicle.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Snap the Velcro shut in order to create a loop.

3. Verb, past participle
Locate one end of the kielbasa where the casing is tied tightly shut.

4. Verb, past tense
Seam the bag shut twice to reinforce the closure.

5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Repeat this subtle movement five times and then squeeze your eyes shut for a count of six.

6. Foreign word
Place the hand grippers in the palm of your hand and squeeze them shut.

Quotes containing the word shut


1. It's the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they're gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it's my turn to leave.
- Tupac Shakur

2. Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
- Shel Silverstein

2. shut-in

noun. someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury.

Synonyms

  • sick person
  • sufferer
  • homebound
  • invalid

Antonyms

  • sociable
  • extraversion
  • free-range
  • unimprisoned

3. shut-in

adjective. somewhat introverted.

Synonyms

  • introversive
  • introvertive

Antonyms

  • extroversive
  • unrestricted
  • free

4. shut-in

adjective. confined usually by illness.

Synonyms

  • confined
  • housebound

Antonyms

  • valid
  • legitimate
  • unexpired

5. open-and-shut

adjective. so obvious as to be easily solved or decided.

Antonyms

  • covert

6. shut

adjective. ['ˈʃʌt'] not open.

Synonyms

  • unopen

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • inelasticity

Etymology

  • shutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. shut

verb. ['ˈʃʌt'] become closed.

Synonyms

  • close
  • turn

Antonyms

  • abduct
  • glycerolize
  • invest

Etymology

  • shutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. shut

adjective. ['ˈʃʌt'] used especially of mouth or eyes.

Synonyms

  • squinched
  • winking
  • tight
  • blinking
  • closed
  • compressed

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • stay
  • unfurl
  • unpack

Etymology

  • shutten (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. shut

verb. ['ˈʃʌt'] prevent from entering; shut out.

Synonyms

  • shut out
  • keep out
  • exclude
  • excommunicate
  • lock out
  • keep
  • ostracize
  • ostracise
  • curse
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • admit
  • let
  • deposit
  • sheathe

Etymology

  • shutten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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