If America still had the draft, Congress would have shut down the commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan years ago.
Unless you believe that we can somehow just shut down Medicare, the range of possible compromises is really quite limited.
Even worse, governments found a way to shut down the issuance.
The proposal triggered a strike that shut down the city for a day -- and frightened Sarkozy into surrender.
Local stations, from Thairath to Voice TV, Nation TV, TNN24 and THV, are shut down.
Quick as thought, she made one step to the window, pushed the ladder outwards with all her force, and shut down the sash.
Well, that was over—another chapter in his life to shut down.
But these instances were all individual, that is, they happened separately, while here the whole Universe has shut down together.
But we must shut down before the corn is all through the stones!
This wind and that has it: the well-springs within are shut down fast!
Old English scyttan "to put (a bolt) in place so as to fasten a door or gate, bolt, shut to; discharge, pay off," from West Germanic *skutjan (cf. Old Frisian schetta, Middle Dutch schutten "to shut, shut up, obstruct"), from PIE *skeud- "to shoot, chase, throw" (see shoot (v.)). Related: Shutting.
Meaning "to close by folding or bringing together" is from mid-14c. Meaning "prevent ingress and egress" is from mid-14c. Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of. To shut (one's) mouth "desist from speaking" is recorded from mid-14c.
To defeat; outdo; beat: Gore shut down Perot in the debate/ We're gonna shut 'em down (1950s+)