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shut out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshut out phrasal verb1 IGNORE shut somebody out to deliberately not let someone join you in an activity or share your thoughts and feelings How can I help you if you just keep shutting me out all the time?shut somebody out from I felt I was being shut out from all the family’s affairs.2 ENTER# shut somebody/something ↔ out to prevent someone or something from entering a place heavy curtains that shut out the sunlightshut somebody/something ↔ out from The door closed firmly, shutting me out from the warmth inside.3 IGNORE shut something ↔ out to stop yourself from thinking about or noticing something, so that you are not affected by it People close their windows at night in a vain attempt to shut out the sound of gunfire. She shut out memories of James. Jenny closed her eyes and tried to shut everything out.4 shut out somebody American EnglishDS to defeat an opposing sports team and prevent them from getting any points Colorado shut out Kansas City 3–0. shut→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shut outJohn shut everybody out of the kitchen so that he could prepare his grand surprise.He slammed the door, shutting out the dogs.shut fromThe door closed firmly, shutting me out from the warmth inside.shut fromThe door closed firmly, shutting me out from the warmth inside.shut everything outShe shut her eyes to shut everything out.
Related topics: Baseball
shut-outˈshut-out noun [countable] American English  DSBa game in which one team is prevented by the other from getting any points
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Verb table
shut
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshut
he, she, itshuts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshut
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shut
he, she, ithas shut
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shut
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shut
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shut
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shutting
he, she, itis shutting
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you, we, theyare shutting
Past
I, he, she, itwas shutting
you, we, theywere shutting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shutting
he, she, ithas been shutting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shutting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shutting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shutting
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