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
Wednesday’s result gave the Blues 17 shutouts in 24 matches across all competitions since his arrival.Christian Pulisic helps Chelsea past Real Madrid and into the Champions League final | Steven Goff, Glynn A. Hill | May 5, 2021 | Washington Post
In Chicago, fans ripped out a turnstile and crammed every nook of Comiskey Park to watch Paige hurl a shutout.In Cleveland, four men helped bring baseball into the modern age | Aram Goudsouzian | April 9, 2021 | Washington Post
She is in no hurry, her life currently consumed with saves and shutouts, making a case for the 2023 World Cup squad and helping the 10-team pro league blossom.Aubrey Bledsoe’s present is on the soccer pitch. Her future, she hopes, is in the boardroom. | Steven Goff | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Defensive coaches across the country are coming to grips with the fact that shutout defense is largely a thing of the past.Can New Coaches — And A New Vision — Fix Michigan’s Defense? | Richard Johnson | April 8, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Wilson failed to clear the puck past Olofsson at the left point, setting up the play that prevented the shutout.Tom Wilson, Vitek Vanecek lead the Capitals to a 3-1 win over the Sabres | Samantha Pell | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Any day that you score seven touchdowns in this league and turn in a shutout should be a day of celebration.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win | W.C. Heinz | January 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The net result was a shutout for Dallas and five runs for New York.News Writing | M. Lyle Spencer
He lies buried in his death-city Ravenna, "shutout from my native shores."The Nuttall Encyclopaedia | Edited by Rev. James Wood
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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