shut down

shut down
verb
cease to operate or cause to cease operating (Freq. 2)
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The owners decided to move and to close the factory

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My business closes every night at 8 P.M.

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close up the shop

Syn: ↑close up, ↑close, ↑fold, ↑close down
Ant: ↑open (for: ↑close)
Derivationally related forms: ↑closedown (for: ↑close down), ↑shutdown, ↑closer (for: ↑close), ↑closure (for: ↑close), ↑close (for: ↑close), ↑closing (for: ↑close)
Hyponyms: ↑adjourn, ↑withdraw, ↑retire
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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The business is going to shut down

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shut down (or shut something down)
cease (or cause something to cease) business or operation

the plant's operators decided to shut down the reactor

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shut down [phrasal verb]
1 shut down or shut down (something) or shut (something) down
1 a : to close or to cause (a business, factory, etc.) to close for a period of time or forever

They were forced to shut down the store.

The factory shut down.

The vendors started shutting down for the night.

1 b : to stop operating or to cause (a machine) to stop operating

The computer suddenly shut down. [=turned off]

She shut down her computer and went home.

— see also shutdown
2 shut down (someone or something) or shut (someone or something) down informal : to cause (an opponent) to be unsuccessful, unable to score, etc.

The defense shut down the opposition.

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Main Entry:shut

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ˌshut ˈdown derived
(of a factory, shop/store, etc. or a machine) to stop opening for business; to stop working

The theatre shut down after more than half a century.

related noun shutdown
Main entry:shutderived

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