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  • n. Alternative form of shutout.
  • v. To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
  • v. To close a door on someone, or to exclude.

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

  • v. prevent from entering; shut out


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  • Finally, I said the Prayer for a Quick and Painless Death, and I shut out the light.

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  • Gossage then silenced the Red Sox for five innings before giving way in the twelfth to Sparky Lyle, who shut out Boston until Graig Nettles hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourteenth.

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  • The woods were filled with Norway pines, hemlocks, spruce, and tamaracks-great, somber trees that must have shut out the light even on the brightest days.

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  • New York beat Los Angeles, 3-2, coming back to score three runs in the bottom of the ninth after being shut out for eight innings by Dodger ace Orel Hershisher.

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  • The kildee and the mockingbird shunned the confinement of boughs that shut out the sun.


  • It is quite different from the gentle closure of the eyes which often accompanies, as Gratiolet remarks,19 the smelling a delicious odour, or the tasting a delicious morsel, and which probably originates in the desire to shut out any disturbing impression through the eyes.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • The ultimate humiliation is being shut out or “schneidered.”

    One of a Kind

  • Odo shut out all else as he concentrated on a critical alteration of his body, then sent out both fists—


  • Tally turned away from the vulpine eyes, shut out the razor-blade voice.


  • “I can shut off the misery I see here on a daily basis by looking at this job as an athletic competition and shut out the hell and the havoc,” Bob Strunck told me.

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