Need another word that means the same as “shut”? Find 16 synonyms and 30 related words for “shut” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Shut” are: close, exclude, keep out, shut out, draw to, pull to, push to, slam, fasten, secure, close up, lock, bolt, board up, closed, unopen
Shut as a Verb
Definitions of "Shut" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shut” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Move (something) into position so as to block an opening; close.
- Prevent access to or along.
- Keep in a place by closing something such as a door.
- Become closed.
- Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.
- Become unavailable for business or service, either permanently or until due to be open again.
- Prevent from entering; shut out.
- Make (something) unavailable for business or service, either permanently or until due to be open again.
- Fold or bring together the sides of (something) so as to close it.
- Move or be able to be moved so as to block an opening.
- Block an opening into (something) by moving something into position.
Synonyms of "Shut" as a verb (14 Words)
|board up||Provide food and lodging (for.|
|bolt||Secure or lock with a bolt.|
New benefits have been bolted on to the social security system.
Management closed ranks.
|close up||Bring together all the elements or parts of.|
|draw to||Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition.|
|exclude||Lack or fail to include.|
Apply flux to exclude oxygen.
|fasten||Become fixed or fastened.|
His gaze was fastened on his daughter.
|keep out||Stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.|
|lock||Of a door window etc become or be able to be secured with a lock.|
He locked his hands around her neck.
|pull to||Cause to move by pulling.|
|push to||Move strenuously and with effort.|
|secure||Get by special effort.|
The government is concerned to secure the economy against too much foreign ownership.
|shut out||Prevent from entering shut out.|
|slam||Dance the slam dance.|
I slammed on the brakes.
Usage Examples of "Shut" as a verb
- It was his own dog which he had accidentally shut outside.
- He shut his book.
- The trees were shutting out all sunlight.
- She shut her lips tight.
- The door shut behind him.
- He was opening and shutting his mouth.
- He shut the box and locked it.
- We shut the shop for lunch.
- They ought to shut the path up to that terrible cliff.
- She slammed the door shut.
- Shut the window.
- The accident and emergency departments will shut.
- Shut the window, please.
Shut as an Adjective
Definitions of "Shut" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shut” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not open.
- Used especially of mouth or eyes.
Synonyms of "Shut" as an adjective (2 Words)
|closed||With shutters closed.|
A closed porch.
Usage Examples of "Shut" as an adjective
- The door slammed shut.
- His eyes were shut against the sunlight.
Associations of "Shut" (30 Words)
|automatically||(with reference to a device or process) by itself with little or no direct human control.|
The kettle automatically switched off when it boiled.
|bang||Leap jerk bang.|
The shutter was banging in the wind.
|button||Fasten the buttons of a garment being worn by someone.|
A dress that buttoned down the front.
|camera||Television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam.|
A video camera.
|capitol||A building occupied by a state legislature.|
|captivity||The condition of being imprisoned or confined.|
He was released after 865 days in captivity.
Her birthday and mine were close together.
|closed||With shutters closed.|
The UN Security Council met in closed session.
|closedown||Termination of operations.|
|closing||The act of closing something.|
The ship s rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision.
|closure||Apply the closure to a debate or speaker in a legislative assembly.|
He brings modernistic closure to his narrative.
|compressed||Having a narrow shape as if flattened, especially sideways.|
With lips compressed.
|curtain||A raising or lowering of the curtain at the beginning or end of an act or scene.|
A curtain of trees.
|deactivate||Remove from active duty.|
The men were deactivated after five years of service.
She looked for her key and opened the door.
|drapery||Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window.|
The hall of the school was hung with green drapery.
|gate||Control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate.|
They were opening the gates of their country wide to the enemy.
|layoff||The act of laying off an employee or a work force.|
|shutdown||A closure of a factory or system, typically a temporary closure due to a fault or for maintenance.|
The build up was pushing the reactor towards shutdown.
|shutter||Close with shutters.|
An additional dozen stores will be shuttered when their leases expire next year.
|slam||A grand slam all thirteen tricks or small slam twelve tricks for which bonus points are scored if bid and made.|
I slammed on the brakes.
|strangle||Squeeze or constrict the neck of (a person or animal), especially so as to cause death.|
They allowed bureaucracy to strangle initiative.
|stud||The height of a room as indicated by the length of a timber wall stud.|
A dagger studded with precious diamonds.
|switch||Beat or flick with or as if with a switch.|
Switch on the light.
|throttle||Reduce the power of an engine or vehicle by use of the throttle.|
It has two engines that can be throttled.
|tight||Pulled or drawn tight.|
She released her tight hold on the dog.
|valve||Each of the halves of the hinged shell of a bivalve mollusc or brachiopod or of the parts of the compound shell of a barnacle.|
The aortic valve.
|window||A framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air.|
The ball shattered the window.
|zipper||Fasten or provide with a zipper.|
He wore a running suit zippered up tight.