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Definition of shut out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shut out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    shut somebody/somethingout (of something)

     
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  1. 1 to prevent someone or something from entering a place Mom, Ben keeps shutting me out of the bedroom! sunglasses that shut out 99% of the sun's harmful rays
  2. 2to not allow a person to share or be part of your thoughts; to stop yourself from having particular feelings I wanted to shut John out of my life for ever. She learned to shut out her angry feelings. If you shut me out, how can I help you?
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