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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shut v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shut; p. pr. & vb. n. Shutting.]
 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.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not open; "the door slammed shut" [syn: unopen, closed]
             [ant: open]
      2: used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with
         closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
         [syn: closed] [ant: open]
      v 1: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
           "Close the door"; "shut the window" [syn: close] [ant:
      2: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" [syn: close]
         [ant: open]
      3: 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" [syn: exclude,
          keep out, shut out] [ant: admit]
      [also: shutting]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of closing something [syn: closing] [ant: opening]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See shut