an act or instance of shutting out.
the state of being shut out.
a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
any game in which one side does not score.
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How to use shutout in a sentence
And the series was implausibly shut out by both the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards | Kevin Fallon | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But of course, the union was shut out of the process, according to spokesman George Atallah.
There were two-story brick buildings on both sides, with wooden stairways that shut out all but a thin blue strip of sky.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tanaka then settled into a groove, pitching shut-out ball for the next five innings, fanning eight as the Yankees won 7-3.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine | Allen Barra | May 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Europe today, walls are going up everywhere to keep the Roma, also known as ‘gypsies’, firmly shut out.
A tarpaulin stretched from wheel to wheel of the wagon shut out the driving rain that fled in sheets before the whooping wind.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Their dominion was an Utopia; and had it been possible to shut out every European and every wild Indian, it might have lasted.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
My head sank to the table and my hands clasped my eyes to shut out the blackness.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Many thus unfortunately situated, from study and reading while so shut out from the world, become the most delightful companions.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
It seemed to the poor child as if Mrs Mason's words were irrevocable, and, that being so, she was shut out from every house.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for shutout
a less common word for a lockout: See lock out (noun)
sport a game in which the opposing team does not score
to keep out or exclude
to conceal from sight: we planted trees to shut out the view of the road
to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shutout
Exclude, deny entry to, block, as in Anyone convicted of a crime is shut out from the legal profession, or These curtains shut out all the light. [Late 1300s]
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