Definitions for shut up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pent, shut up(p)(verb)

    closely confined

  2. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum(verb)

    refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

    "The children shut up when their father approached"

  3. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up(verb)

    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"

  4. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up(verb)

    cause to be quiet or not talk

    "Please silence the children in the church!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shut up(verb)ʃʌt

    to stop talking or making noise, or make sb stop

    Just shut up for a minute!; She told them the news to shut them all up.


  1. shut up(Verb)

    To close (a building) so that no one can enter.

  2. shut up(Verb)

    To terminate (a business).

  3. shut up(Verb)

    To enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave.

  4. shut up(Verb)

    To put (an object) in a secure enclosed place.

  5. shut up(Verb)

    Of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise.

  6. shut up(Verb)

    I don't believe it!, no way!

Translations for shut up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shut up

to (cause to) stop speaking

Tell them to shut up!; That'll shut him up!

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