shut down phrasal verb definition in How machines work topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

shut down

 phrasal verb: How machines work topic
(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. 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.

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