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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for to imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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Present participle for to take refuge or seclude oneself
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Present participle for to become dry (often of weather)
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(of a hole or opening) Present participle for to block up
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Present participle for to store or shelve (something that is no longer used)
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Present participle for to disprove or refute
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Present participle for to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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