1. (imp. & p. p.) of Shut.

2. (v. t.) To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

3. (v. t.) To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.

4. (v. t.) To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.

5. (v. t.) To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.

6. (v. i.) To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.

7. (a.) Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

8. (a.) Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.

9. (a.) Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.

10. (a.) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are.

11. (n.) The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.

12. (n.) A door or cover; a shutter.

13. (n.) The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.

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