shut

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shut is part of the Basic English 850.
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shut is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
shut

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
shut

Third person singular
shuts

Simple past
shut

Past participle
shut

Present participle
shutting

  1. When someone moves a door so that people can't go through it, the person is shutting the door. When someone puts their lips together so that no air or food can go in or out of their mouth, the person is shutting their mouth.
    The wind was too cold, so I shut the window.

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