shut someone up

shut someone 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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  • shut someone/something out — 1 he shut me out of the house: LOCK OUT, keep out, refuse entrance to. 2 she shut out the memories: BLOCK, suppress. 3 the bamboo shut out the light: KEEP OUT, block out, screen, veil …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shut someone/thing in/out — confine or exclude by closing something such as a door. → shut …   English new terms dictionary

  • shut someone/something up — informal Syn: silence, quieten down, hush, gag, muzzle …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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