I have about five producers screaming in my ear: ‘Steve shut up!’
For heaven's sake, Netanyahu and his Republican friends should shut up.
But of course Marie would not shut up, and the fact that she kept talking to Heinz helped make the book possible.
His elder daughter Lily winds up carrying the backpack just so Jane will shut up.
Eastwood to an Empty Chair: ‘shut up’ Did the Obama impersonator cancel at the last second?
He was shut up for several hours with a delegation who had invited him down.
Perhaps it made her better to be shut up with an innocent child.
Not until she was shut up in the quiet of her own room, did she know the strain it had been.
The stores were shut up, for their owners were gone away or dead.
The house was empty, and presumably had been shut up for years.
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 Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of.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 be quiet; stop talking • Very often a stern or angry command (1860+)