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NAmE//ʃʌt//[transitive, intransitive] shut (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shut
he / she / it shuts
past simple shut
-ing form shutting
to not talk about something to someone because it is a secret or because it will upset or annoy them I've warned them to keep their mouths shut about this. Now she's upset—why couldn't you keep your mouth shut?
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to refuse to listen to something She decided to shut her ears to all the rumors.
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to pretend that you have not noticed something so that you do not have to deal with it You can't just close your eyes to his violence. They seem intent on shutting their eyes to the problems of pollution.
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a rude way of telling someone to be quiet or stop talking Phrasal Verbsshut somebody/somethingawayshut downshut somethingdownshut somebody/yourself in (something)shut something in somethingshut offshut somethingoffshut somebody/something off from somethingshut somebody/somethingout (of something)shut upshut somebody upshut somethingupshut somebody/something up (in something)shut yourself awayshut yourself off (from something)
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