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Pronunciation of Shut: Learn how to pronounce Shut in English correctly

Learn how to say Shut correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word shut:

verb (shuts, shutting; past and past participle shut)
[with object]
1move (something) into position so as to block an opening; close:
shut the window, please
she shut her lips tight
(as adjective shut)
she slammed the door shut
[no object] move or be able to be moved so as to block an opening:
the door shut behind him
block an opening into (something) by moving something into position:
he shut the box and locked it
[with object and adverbial] keep in a place by closing something such as a door:
it was his own dog which he had accidentally shut outside
2fold or bring together the sides of (something) so as to close it:
he shut his book
3prevent access to or along:
they ought to shut the path up to that terrible cliff
make or become unavailable for business or service, either permanently or until due to be open again:
[with object]:
we shut the shop for lunch
[no object]:
the accident and emergency departments will shut
4 [no object] (shut it) [in imperative] informal stop talking; be quiet:
‘Sit down and shut it’, he growled
be (or get) shut of
informal be (or get) rid of:
I’d be glad to be shut of him
shut the door on (or to)
see door.
shut one’s eyes to
see eye.
shut one’s mind to
see mind.
shut the stable door after the horse has bolted
see stable1.
shut up shop
see shop.
shut your face (or mouth or trap)!
informal used as a rude or angry way of telling someone to be quiet.
Phrasal Verbs
shut someone/thing away
keep someone or something inside a place so as not to be seen or contacted by other people:
she supposes that Mrs Tilney was shut away in her bedroom chamber
shut down (or shut something down)
cease (or cause something to cease) business or operation:
the plant’s operators decided to shut down the reactor
shut someone/thing in
keep someone or something inside a place by closing something such as a door:
her parents shut her in an upstairs room
enclose or surround a place:
the village is shut in by the mountains on either side
trap something by shutting a door or drawer on it:
you shut your finger in the door
shut off (or shut something off)
(especially in relation to water, electricity, or gas) stop (or cause to stop) flowing:
he was about to shut off the power
stop (or cause to stop) working:
the engines shut off automatically
(shut something off) block the entrances and exits of something:
the six compartments were being shut off from each other
shut oneself off
isolate oneself from other people:
I couldn’t shut myself off forever
shut someone/thing out
1screen someone or something from view:
clouds shut out the stars
block something from the mind:
anything he didn’t like he shut out
2prevent something from occurring or someone from doing something:
there was a high-mindedness which shut out any consideration of alternatives
shut up (or shut someone up)
[often in imperative] informal stop (or cause someone to stop) talking:
just shut up and listen
shut something up
close all doors and windows of a building or room, typically because it will be unoccupied for some time:
most of its stately rooms were shut up
Old English scyttan ‘put (a bolt) in position to hold fast’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch schutten ‘shut up, obstruct’, also to shoot