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  • 21 shut-in — shət .in n a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity shut in .shət .in adj 1) confined to one s home or an institution by illness or incapacity 2) tending to avoid social contact: WITHDRAWN <diagnostic… …

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  • 22 shut-in — person confined from normal social intercourse, 1904, from SHUT (Cf. shut) (v.) + IN (Cf. in) (adv.) …

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  • 23 shut-in — shut ins N COUNT A shut in is someone who is ill for a long time, and has to stay in bed or at home. [AM] ...Meals on Wheels or similar programs that bring outside life to shut ins …

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  • 24 shut up — shut (someone) up to stop talking or making noise, or to make someone do this. I wish you d shut up and listen. He called me a fool, and that shut me up …

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  • 25 shut up — shut (someone/something) up to keep people or animals in a separate place. Every day she went up to a little room on the third floor where she shut herself up to work. At night we always kept the dog shut up in its cage …

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  • 26 shut — I verb bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, bound, bung, button, cease, choke off, clasp, daudere, cloister, close, close down, coercere, cork, corral, cover, dam, discontinue, encase, enclose, end, envelop, enwrap, fasten, fence …

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  • 27 shut in — shut the goats in for the night Syn: confine, enclose, impound, shut up, pen (in/up), fence in, immure, lock up/in, cage, imprison, intern, incarcerate, corral …

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  • 28 shut — [v] close bar, batten down*, cage, close down, close up, confine, draw, drop the curtain*, enclose, exclude, fasten, fold, fold up, imprison, lock, push, put to, seal, secure, shut down, slam, wall off; concepts 85,121,160,206,208,304 Ant. open …

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  • 29 shut up — [v] be or make quiet bottle up*, choke, dry up*, dummy up*, fall silent, gag, hold tongue*, hush, keep trap shut*, muzzle, pipe down*, quiet, quieten, quit chattering, shush*, silence, soft pedal*, still, stop talking; concept 77 Ant. speak, talk …

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  • 30 shut up — ► shut up informal stop talking. Main Entry: ↑shut …

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  • 31 shut-in — [shutin΄] adj. 1. confined to one s home, an institution, etc. by illness or infirmity 2. inclined to shun others; withdrawn n. ☆ an invalid who is shut in …

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  • 32 shut it — british impolite phrase an offensive way of telling someone to stop talking Thesaurus: ways of telling someone to stop talking or to be quietsynonym Main entry: shut …

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  • 33 shut in — index bind (restrain), border (bound), circumscribe (surround by boundary), confine, contain (enclose) …

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  • 34 shut up — index block, immure, jail, keep (restrain), lock Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 35 shut-in — index patient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 36 shut-in — n AmE someone who is ill or ↑disabled and cannot leave their house very easily …

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  • 37 shut — vb *close …

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  • 38 shut — shut1 W2S1 [ʃʌt] v past tense and past participle shut present participle shutting [: Old English; Origin: scyttan] 1.) [I and T] to close something, or to become closed ▪ Shut the window, Ellen! ▪ I heard his bedroom door shut. ▪ She lay down on …

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  • 39 shut — 1 /SVt/ verb past tense and past participle past tense and past participle shut present participle shutting 1 (I, T) to close something, or to become closed: The door shut with a bang. | She lay down on her bed and shut her eyes. | Laruelle put… …

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  • 40 shut — shut1 [ ʃʌt ] (past tense and past participle shut) verb *** 1. ) transitive to close something, for example a door, window, or drawer: Please shut the door behind you. Shut the gate or the dog will get out. Don t worry about the curtains, I ll… …

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