I have about five producers screaming in my ear: ‘Steve shut up!’
For a broadcast show this visually audacious and daring to be shut out completely—not even a cinematography nomination!
If America still had the draft, Congress would have shut down the commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan years ago.
For heaven's sake, Netanyahu and his Republican friends should shut up.
Enough of your threatening to be a self-starter; now marks a turning point when you either do it or shut it.
She clapped her hands, and her first words were, "shut the gates."
He shut the door and locked it behind him and then went on down the corridor.
And now I can see Hilda, and her hair is white, but her eyes are shut.
The colonel screwed up his tired eyes as if to shut out a vision.
He was shut up for several hours with a delegation who had invited him down.
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 Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of.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.