shut out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyshut out
he/she/itshuts out
present participleshutting out
past tenseshut out
past participleshut out
  1. 1
    if you shut something out, you stop yourself from seeing it, hearing it, or thinking about it

    He closed the door to shut out the noise.

    I tried to shut the incident out of my mind.

See also main entry: shut