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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English scyttan.

Verb

Infinitive
to shut

Third person singular
shuts

Simple past
shut

Past participle
shut

Present participle
shutting

to shut (third-person singular simple present shuts, present participle shutting, simple past and past participle shut)
  1. (transitive) To close, to stop from being open.
    Please shut the door.
    The light was so bright I had to shut my eyes.
  2. (intransitive) To close, to stop being open.
    If you wait too long, the automatic door will shut.
  3. (transitive or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.
    The pharmacy is shut on Sunday.
Usage notes

Except when part of one of the derived terms listed below, almost every use of shut can be replaced by close. The reverse is not true -- there are many uses of close than cannot be replaced by shut.

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Etymology 2

Variation of chute or shute (archaic, related to shoot) from Old English scēotan.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
shut

Plural
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  1. (UK, Shropshire Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A narrow alley or passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.
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