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Dictionary definition for: Shut

1. (v) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door" "shut the window"

2. (a) not open; "the door slammed shut"

3. (v) become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"

4. (a) used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes" "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

5. (v) prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight" "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

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