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verb British English pronunciation: shut /ʃʌt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshut
he/she/itshuts
present participleshutting
past tenseshut
past participleshut
  1. 1
    [transitive] to close something, for example a door, window, or drawer

    Please shut the door behind you.

    Shut the gate or the dog will get out.

    Don't worry about the curtains – I'll shut them later.

    1. b.
      [transitive] if you shut a book or magazine, you close it so that you only see the cover

      Sandra shut the book and put it down on the table.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] British to close a business at the end of the working day or for a short period of time

    Let's shut the shop early tonight.

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