from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory.
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- n. The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
- n. A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. termination of operations
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The White House is so skittish about the word "shutdown" that it has been all but banished from its own lexicon.
If the shutdown is already in progress, give up. bodar
They can't walk into a room and have President Obama think that they can be blackmailed by yelling the word 'shutdown.'
The shutdown, in other words, was expected to outrage Minnesotans enough to get them to stand up and fight for their government goodies.
The Paterson, N.J.-bred Carson is in her third year with the Liberty, averages 13.5 points and 3.2 rebounds and is known as a shutdown defender.
Toshiba and Hitachi each submitted preliminary plans to conduct the long-term shutdown of Fukushima Daiichi, supported by U.S. contractors, once its reactors are cooled and under control.
Two Japanese corporate giants—Hitachi and Toshiba—have submitted preliminary plans to conduct the long-term shutdown of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex, introducing a cast of players who stand to be active at the site for decades to come.
TOKYO—Two Japanese corporate giants submitted preliminary plans to conduct the long-term shutdown of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex, introducing a cast of players who stand to be active at the site for decades.
Well, that only works if the shutdown is scheduled.
It may be that the B. Dalton shutdown is hindered by similar restrictions.