Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To shut in or inclose; shut up or confine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To shut up or out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shut in or inclose; shut up or confine.

Etymologies

From Middle English beshutten, bishetten, equivalent to be- +‎ shut. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ¶ Th {us} al entreted sharpely were they tyll Cerber {us} ¶ Had hem beshut within his gates tenebr {us}.

    The Assemble of Goddes

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