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  • verb transitive To close (a building) so that no one can enter.
  • verb transitive To terminate (a business).
  • verb transitive To enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave.
  • verb transitive To put (an object) in a secure enclosed place.
  • verb ergative Of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise.
  • verb intransitive, colloquial I don't believe it!, no way!

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to be quiet or not talk
  • verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
  • adjective closely confined
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape


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    October 27, 2008

  • ??? shut up =P

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    May 25, 2010