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shut
shut shut [ʆʌt] verb shut PTandPP shutting PRESPART [intransitive, transitive]
1. also shut down COMMERCE if a company, factory etc shuts or is shut, it stops operating permanently; =close down:

• The steel company plans to shut two of its factories.

• The airline shut down at midnight on Friday.

• Regulators were threatening to shut the bank down.

2. COMMERCE if a shop or business shuts or is shut, it stops operating at the end of the working day or for the weekend etc; = CLOSE:

• We shut at 5.30.

• Do you shut the shop for lunch?

shut →down phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive] COMPUTING MANUFACTURING
if a computer or a large machine shuts down or you shut it down, it stops working:

• If you have problems, try shutting your computer down, and then starting it up again.

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shut UK US /ʃʌt/ verb [I or T] (shutting, shut, shut)
UK COMMERCE, WORKPLACE if a store, restaurant, or public place shuts or someone shuts it, it stops being open for business at the end of the day, week, etc.: »

The shops shut at 7 on Friday.

COMMERCE if a business shuts or is shut, it stops operating permanently: »

When tougher controls force these dumps to shut, their operators will vanish.

»

The older plant will be shut down soon.

shut up shop — Cf. shut up shop
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shut UK US /ʃʌt/ adjective [not before noun] UK
not open for business: »

Tourists arrived to find the shops and restaurants shut.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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