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

  

shut up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
 (informal) to stop talking (often used as an order as a rude way of telling somebody to stop talking) Just shut up and listen! Will you tell Mike to shut up? When they'd finally shut up, I started again.
to make somebody stop talking synonym silence She kicked Anne under the table to shut her up.
to close a room, house, etc. The summer house was shut up for another year and we went back to the city.

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shut something up in something

 
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 to keep somebody/something in a place and prevent them from going anywhere
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shut up