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

3 senses of shut up

Sense 1
close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum -- (refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached")

Sense 2
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up -- (place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe")
       => confine -- (prevent from leaving or from being removed)

Sense 3
hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up -- (cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Antonyms of adj shut_up

1 sense of shut up

Sense 1
pent, shut up (predicate) -- (closely confined)

INDIRECT (VIA confined) -> unconfined -- (not confined)

Similarity of adj shut_up

1 sense of shut up

Sense 1
pent, shut up (predicate) -- (closely confined)
       => confined (vs. unconfined) -- (not free to move about)

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