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Origin of shut

First recorded before 1000; Middle English s(c)hutten, s(c)hetten, s(c)hitten Old English scyttan “to bolt (a door)”; akin to shoot1

synonym study for shut

1. See close.

OTHER WORDS FROM shut

half-shut, adjectivere·shut, verb, re·shut, re·shut·ting.un·shut, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shut

shut
/ (ʃʌt) /

verb shuts, shutting or shut
adjective
closed or fastened
noun

Word Origin for shut

Old English scyttan; related to Old Frisian sketta to shut in, Middle Dutch schutten to obstruct
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shut

shut

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