Synonyms of shut


1. close, shut

usage: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"

2. close, shut, change state, turn

usage: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"

3. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut, prevent, keep

usage: 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"


1. shut (vs. open), unopen, closed, closed

usage: not open; "the door slammed shut"

2. closed (vs. open), shut, blinking, winking, compressed, tight, squinched, squinting

usage: used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

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Definition and meaning of shut (Dictionary)