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

  

shut down

 phrasal verb
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 (of a factory, store, etc. or a machine) to stop opening for business; to stop working The theater shut down after more than half a century. related noun shutdown

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 to stop a factory, 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
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