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shutter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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shuttershut‧ter1 /ˈʃʌtə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 window.jpg [usually plural]DH one of a pair of wooden or metal covers on the outside of a window that can be closed to keep light out or prevent thieves from coming in2 TCPa part of a camera that opens for a very short time to let light onto the film
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shutterBut penning in this raucous melee are buildings that seem all shutters and grids.Interior shutters, from a wide range to order, from about £70 for the natural finish shown.City walls, narrow streets, open shutters, old women sitting outside in the early evening.When he threw open shutters to let in air and light, pictures sprang at her from the walls.So, today, you might find taupe siding with creamy off-white shutters and a burgundy front door.Otherwise use Venetian blinds in plastic or wood which can be easily wiped, or wooden shutters, or no covering at all.
shuttershutter2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 American English to close a business, office etc for a short time or permanently 🔊 The company shuttered its Hong Kong business a year ago.→ See Verb table
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shutterThe snowstorm forced the company to shutter 100 of its stores.If found guilty, the offending brokerages could be shuttered and officials imprisoned, ministry officials said.The windows were all shuttered and what paint was left was peeling off in huge flakes.All the windows were shuttered as if we were in the depths of winter.The Embassy is locked, shuttered, barred.The true childhood home is roughly where the shuttered computer store stands, though the town has yet to acknowledge the mistake.The firm shuttered its Hong Kong investment banking business a year ago, two years after opening it.Earl grabbed the girl, looked right then left down the row of shuttered summer cottages, and shoved the girl inside.Kells itself was shuttered till the afternoon.
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Verb table
shutter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshutter
he, she, itshutters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshuttered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shuttered
he, she, ithas shuttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shuttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shutter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shuttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shuttering
he, she, itis shuttering
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you, we, theyare shuttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas shuttering
you, we, theywere shuttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shuttering
he, she, ithas been shuttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shuttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shuttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shuttering
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