Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shut

3 senses of shut

Sense 1
close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")
          Phrasal Verb-> shut up#2; shut in#1

Sense 2
close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
exclude, keep out, shut out, shut -- (prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country")
       => prevent, keep -- (stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles")

Antonyms of adj shut

2 senses of shut

Sense 1
shut (vs. open), unopen, closed -- (not open; "the door slammed shut")

open (vs. shut), unfastened -- (affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open")
        => ajar (predicate) -- (slightly open; "the door was ajar")
        => wide-open -- (open wide; "left the doors wide-open")

Sense 2
closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")


Similarity of adj shut

2 senses of shut

Sense 1
shut (vs. open), unopen, closed -- (not open; "the door slammed shut")
          Also See-> closed#1

Sense 2
closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")
       => blinking, winking -- (closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight")
       => compressed, tight -- (pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed")
       => squinched, squinting -- (having eyes half closed in order to see better; "squinched eyes")

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