- v. imperative Alternative form of shut up.
“Having shut it behind her, Madame Vivien turned on him.”
“Mr. Phinn glared at him, opened his mouth, thought perhaps of Lady Lacklander and shut it again.”
“My mouth fell open in just such a peasant's gape, and I shut it quickly before Lukos could look.”
“No nook in the grounds more sheltered and more Eden-like; it was full of trees, it bloomed with flowers: a very high wall shut it out from the court, on one side; on the other, a beech avenue screened it from the lawn.”
“He eased his orange Freightliner and fifty-three-foot-long trailer into an empty spot and shut it down.”
“Then the alarm went off on Lord Flood's watch, and he shut it off.”
“The Catholic Church is not primarily a religious organization; it is a political organization, and proclaims the fact, and defies those who would shut it up in the religious field, The Rev.S. B. Smith, a Catholic doctor of divinity, explains in his "Elements of Ecclesiastical Law":”
“By the borders of Lake Taupo they sighted the house of a Maori chief who, being absent, had shut it up.”
“Kitty opened her mouth and shut it again, and George remained empurpled.”
“Honeycutt opened his mouth and shut it again and returned his gaze to Jury.”
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