Synonyms for shut down

Grammar : Verb
Spell : shuht
Phonetic Transcription : ʃʌt

Définition of shut down

Origin :
  • Old English scyttan "to put (a bolt) in place so as to fasten a door or gate, bolt, shut to; discharge, pay off," from West Germanic *skutjan (cf. Old Frisian schetta, Middle Dutch schutten "to shut, shut up, obstruct"), from PIE *skeud- "to shoot, chase, throw" (see shoot (v.)). Related: Shutting.
  • Meaning "to close by folding or bringing together" is from mid-14c. Meaning "prevent ingress and egress" is from mid-14c. Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of. To shut (one's) mouth "desist from speaking" is recorded from mid-14c.
  • verb close up
Example sentences :
  • It's a pity you ain't got some one to shut down on you that way.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • We shut down some of the power, so as not to outspeed them, and took out after them.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Only one peep; and then the lid shall be shut down as safely as ever!
  • Extract from : « The Paradise of Children » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The trunk was not locked; the lid had merely been shut down.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • On the ninth I shut down, clamped with my thumbs, and froze there.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey
  • "All right," said the officer; and he shut down the lid, and marked the top with a P.
  • Extract from : « Rollo on the Atlantic » by Jacob Abbott
  • Everywhere mills were shut down, and there was the utmost distress in consequence.
  • Extract from : « Socialism » by John Spargo
  • It's cheaper for them to shut down for six weeks than to try to keep running.
  • Extract from : « The White Desert » by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Well, that was over—another chapter in his life to shut down.
  • Extract from : « The Sign of the Spider » by Bertram Mitford
  • But we must shut down before the corn is all through the stones!
  • Extract from : « When Life Was Young » by C. A. Stephens

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