shut


shut
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verb
Shut is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑door, ↑eye, ↑factory, ↑gate, ↑mouth, ↑shop
Shut is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blind, ↑boot, ↑box, ↑briefcase, ↑curtain, ↑door, ↑drawer, ↑ear, ↑eye, ↑factory, ↑finger, ↑gate, ↑hatch, ↑lid, ↑mouth, ↑shop, ↑suitcase, ↑window
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adj.
1 in a closed position
VERBS
be, look
bang, blow, clang, click, close, slam, slide, swing

The window blew shut.

The doors closed shut behind me.

The elevator door slid shut.

remain, stay
be clenched, be jammed

His jaw was clenched shut.

clamp sth

I clamped my mouth shut.

be bolted, be glued, be nailed, be screwed, be sealed, be sewn, be welded

The windows were sealed shut.

bang sth, close sth, kick sth, pull sth, slam sth, slide sth, snap sth

He slammed the case shut.

She snapped shut a file on her desk.

be drawn

The curtains were drawn shut.

leave sth

I'll leave the window shut for now.

keep sth

The gates are always kept shut.

Afraid to ask seemingly stupid questions, I kept my mouth shut. (figurative)

ADVERB
firmly, properly, tightly

The door was firmly shut.

PHRASES
squeeze your eyes shut

She squeezed her eyes shut to keep the tears from coming.

2 (BrE) not open to the public ⇨ See also ↑closed
VERBS
be, look

The bars all look shut to me.

remain
PREPOSITION
for

The park is now shut for the winter.

Shut is used with these nouns: ↑door

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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