shut out

shut out
prevent from entering; shut out (Freq. 3)

The trees were shutting out all sunlight


This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

Syn: ↑exclude, ↑keep out, ↑shut
Ant: ↑admit (for: ↑exclude)
Derivationally related forms: ↑shutter (for: ↑shut), ↑exclusion (for: ↑exclude)
Hypernyms: ↑prevent, ↑keep
Hyponyms: ↑excommunicate, ↑unchurch, ↑curse, ↑lock out, ↑ostracize, ↑ostracise
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody


Something ——s something

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shut out [phrasal verb]
1 shut out (someone or something) or shut (someone or something) out : to stop (someone or something) from entering a place

She locked the door and shut him out of the room.

He closed the curtain to shut out the sunlight.

Try shutting out the draft by putting a blanket at the bottom of the door.

— often used figuratively

He tried to shut out the memory of that day. = He tried to shut the memory out of his mind.

2 shut out (someone) or shut (someone) out : to not allow (someone) to be involved in your life, to know your personal thoughts and feelings, etc.

I can't help you if you keep shutting me out.

— often + of

She shut him out of her life completely.

3 shut out (someone) or shut (someone) out chiefly US : to keep (a player or team) from scoring in a game or contest

The team was shut out [=the team did not score any points] in the first half.

— see also shutout
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Main Entry:shut

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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