Synonyms of shut in English:

shut


See definition of shut

verb

1‘please shut the door’

SYNONYMS

close, draw to, pull to, push to, slam, fasten

put the lid on, bar, lock, latch, padlock, secure, seal

put up the shutters

ANTONYMS

open, unlock


Phrases

    shut someone/something away

      ‘she supposes that Mrs. Tilney was shut away in her bedroom chamber’

      SYNONYMS

      confine, isolate, cloister, sequester, seclude, closet, immure

    shut down

      ‘the factory has shut down’

      SYNONYMS

      cease activity, close, close down, cease production, cease operating, come to a halt, go on strike, cease trading, collapse, fail, crash, go under, go to the wall, go bankrupt, become insolvent, go into receivership, go into liquidation, be liquidated, be wound up

      informal

      go bust, go bump, fold, flop, flatline, go broke, go belly up

    shut something down

      1‘they have shut down the factory’

      SYNONYMS

      close, close down, discontinue, put into receivership, liquidate, put into liquidation

      ANTONYMS

      open, open up

      2‘the correct way to shut the machine down is to type ‘exit’’

      SYNONYMS

      switch off, power down, stop, halt

      ANTONYMS

      switch on, start

    shut someone/something in

      ‘she pushed the dogs into the breakfast room and shut them in’

      SYNONYMS

      confine, enclose, impound, shut up, pen, pen in, pen up, fence in, hedge in

      hurdle, rail in, mew up, immure, box in, box up, wall in, wall up, lock in, lock up, cage, imprison, intern, hold captive, incarcerate, encircle, surround, ring, encompass, hem in, close in, trap, kettle

      North American

      corral

      rare

      gird, compass

    shut something off

      ‘a door pivots to shut off the gallery’

      SYNONYMS

      close off, seal off, tape off, fence off, rope off, screen off, curtain off, cordon off, partition off, separate off, isolate, segregate, blockade, quarantine

      seal, close, turn off, cut, stop, halt

      enclose, encircle, surround

    shut someone/something out

      1‘he had accidentally shut me out of the house’

      SYNONYMS

      lock out, keep out, exclude, leave out, refuse entrance to, deny admittance to

      ANTONYMS

      let in

      2‘she tried to shut out those memories’

      SYNONYMS

      block, suppress, halt, stop, forget

      ANTONYMS

      call up, recall

      3‘the bamboo shut out the light as effectively as the forest canopy’

      SYNONYMS

      keep out, block out, screen, cover up, hide, conceal, veil

      ANTONYMS

      let in

    shut up

      ‘just shut up and listen’

      SYNONYMS

      be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed

      stop talking, say no more, fall silent, dry up

      keep mum, button one's lip, button it, cut the cackle, pipe down, clam up, shut it, shut your face, shut your mouth, shut your trap, keep your face shut, keep your mouth shut, keep your trap shut, belt up, put a sock in it, give it a rest

      British

      wrap up, wrap it up, shut your gob

      North American

      save it, can it

      ANTONYMS

      speak up

    shut someone/something up

      1‘I haven't shut the hens up yet’

      SYNONYMS

      confine, enclose, impound, pen, pen in, pen up, fence in, hedge in

      hurdle, rail in, mew up, box in, box up, wall in, wall up, immure, lock in, lock up, cage, imprison, intern, hold captive, incarcerate, encircle, surround, ring, encompass, hem in, close in, shut in, trap

      North American

      corral

      rare

      gird, compass

      2‘that should shut them up’

      SYNONYMS

      silence, hush, shush, quiet, still, gag, muzzle