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

  

shut in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

shut somebody in

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shut somebody in something

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shut yourself in

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shut yourself in something

 
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 to put somebody in a room and keep them there; to go to a room and stay there She shut the dog in the shed while she prepared the barbecue.

shut something in something

 
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to trap something by closing a door, lid, etc. on it Sam shut his finger in the car door.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shut in