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- v. Present participle of shut.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act indicated by the verb shut in any of its senses; specifically, the act of joining or welding one piece of iron to another. Also called shutting up or shutting together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of closing something
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(Not to mention how that would result in shutting down so many of the stores, restauarants, bars, theaters, and sports arenas that so many of us DC residents enjoy living nearby.)
Investing could mean investing in shutting down coal.
Xisithrus, I must admit that I take particular pleasure in shutting down that faux-pious, soulless, un-Christ-like a-hole.
•This week's surprise: Indy's D doesn't get the props that are showered on the prolific offense, but in shutting down the Ravens demonstrated that it has championship mettle.
Every time the RIAA has a success in shutting down a site, they provide a new rule in the rule book for what not to do for the next application, providing a near step by step solution on what to avoid.
While the parents were able to persuade union electricians to stop the school system from turning off power to the building, the schools were successful in shutting off the heat.
MGM had no hesitation in shutting down her ambitions, and instead signed her up for an alternate method of helping the war effort, which they proclaimed her much more suited to -- selling kisses at a promotional event for $50,000 each.
Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours.
President Hamid Karzai has issued a decree banning private guards from protecting aid workers starting Dec. 17, a decision that has led several development firms to begin shutting down their programs.
That is, what lobby has such an interest in shutting out seafood from the carts?