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Definition of shut down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

shut down

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb How machines work
 
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Phrasal Verbs
 (of a factory, shop/store, etc. or a machine) to stop opening for business; to stop working The theatre shut down after more than half a century. related noun shutdown See related entries: How machines work
 to stop a factory, shop/store, etc. from opening for business; to stop a machine from working The computer system will be shut down over the weekend. related noun shutdown See related entries: How machines work
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