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shut up

 
Adjective shut up has 1 sense
  1. pent, shut up - closely confined
    Antonym: unconfined (indirect, via confined)
Verb shut up has 3 senses
  1. close up, clam up, dummy up, shut up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up - place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
    --2 is one way to confine
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
    --3 is one way to suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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