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What is another word for shut up?

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To be quiet, or to stop talking
“It occurred to me that he was talking and doing a lot of it, so I decided to shut up and listen.”
To suppress the noise or speech of
“Sensing trouble as the crowd grew more agitated, Maier pulled out his Luger and shot a round into the air to shut the crowd up.”
To confine in a space or area
“The jailer has been instructed to shut up the prisoners in their rooms at nine o'clock at night.”
To close or bolt an entrance or opening
“Drop the gas in, and shut the door up tight so none of the fumes can get out.”
To close down a business
“If he found, with things in their present state, he had to shut up shop, he would have our sincere sympathy.”
To shut up in a space for concealment or confinement
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To disprove or refute
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To stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
Used to tell someone to be quiet
Shut up! I'm trying to think.”
Used to express disbelief
Shut up! Do you play the guitar? I never knew that.”
Being contained or placed within (something)
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