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Definition 1: cause to be quiet or not talk - [verb of change]

Samples where shut up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please silence the children in the church!

Synonyms for shut up in the sense of this definition

(shut up is a kind of ...) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of shut up ) silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'

(... is a kind of shut up ) become quiet or less intensive

"the fighting lulled for a moment"

(... is a kind of shut up ) silence or overwhelm by shouting

(... is a kind of shut up ) prevent from speaking out

"The press was gagged"

(shut up causes ...) become quiet or still; fall silent

"hush my baby!"

(shut up has a similar meaning as ...) become quiet or quieter

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Definition 2: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent - [verb of communication]

Samples where shut up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children shut up when their father approached

Synonyms for shut up in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape - [verb of contact]

Samples where shut up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
  • She locked her jewels in the safe

Synonyms for shut up in the sense of this definition

(shut up is a kind of ...) prevent from leaving or from being removed

Definition 4: closely confined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for shut up in the sense of this definition

(shut up is similar to ...) not free to move about

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