from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover or intercept the view of; as, one point shuts in another.


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  • Ere long, steps retreated up the gallery towards the third-storey staircase: a door had lately been made to shut in that staircase; I heard it open and close, and all was still.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.


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