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English

Verb

Infinitive
to shut up

Third person singular
shuts up

Simple past
shut up

Past participle
shut up

Present participle
shutting up

to shut up (third-person singular simple present shuts up, present participle shutting up, simple past and past participle shut up)
  1. (transitive) To close (a building) so that no one can enter.
  2. (transitive) To terminate (a business).
  3. (transitive) To enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave.
  4. (transitive) To put (an object) in a secure enclosed place.
  5. (transitive) To stop (a person) from talking or (a person or thing) making noise.
  6. (intransitive) Of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise.
    You are talking so loud that I can't hear the music — would you mind shutting up?
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) I don't believe it!, no way!

Usage notes

When used in the imperative to tell someone to be quiet or to stop making a noise, this expression is considered forceful or impolite. A neutral alternative is "be quiet".

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