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To show off
To show one's head
To show the cloven foot
To show the heels
To show the teeth
To show the white feather
To show up
To shrink on
To shuffe off
To shuffe up
To shut in
To shut in the land
To shut off
To shut out
To shut together
To sift out
To sing placebo
To sit
To sit at
To sit at chambers
To sit at meat
To sit down
To sit for a fellowship
To sit on brood
To sit out
To sit under
To sit up
To size up
To skin a flint
To slam to

To shut up definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shut Shut, v. i. To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard. To shut up, to cease speaking. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shut Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shut; p. pr. & vb. n. Shutting.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch["u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS. sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See Shoot.] 1. To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth. 2. To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade. Shall that be shut to man which to the beast Is open? --Milton. 3. To preclude; to exclude; to bar out. ``Shut from every shore.'' --Dryden. 4. To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book. To shut in. (a) To inclose; to confine. ``The Lord shut him in.'' --Cen. vii. 16. (b) To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another. To shut off. (a) To exclude. (b) To prevent the passage of, as steam through a pipe, or water through a flume, by closing a cock, valve, or gate. To shut out, to preclude from entering; to deny admission to; to exclude; as, to shut out rain by a tight roof. To shut together, to unite; to close, especially to close by welding. To shut up. (a) To close; to make fast the entrances into; as, to shut up a house. (b) To obstruct. ``Dangerous rocks shut up the passage.'' --Sir W. Raleigh. (c) To inclose; to confine; to imprison; to fasten in; as, to shut up a prisoner. Before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. --Gal. iii. 23. (d) To end; to terminate; to conclude. When the scene of life is shut up, the slave will be above his master if he has acted better. --Collier. (e) To unite, as two pieces of metal by welding. (f) To cause to become silent by authority, argument, or force.



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