n. act of closing; act of blocking; act of stopping activity; act of locking; confinement ʃʌt v. close, move to a closed position; block, obstruct; lock, bolt; confine; cease operation, halt activity adj. closed, fastened

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  • Shutting — Shut Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shutting — shut·ting …   English syllables

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  • shutting post — noun the gatepost against which the gate closes • Hypernyms: ↑gatepost * * * noun : gatepost …   Useful english dictionary

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