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  Definition of shut up
  1. cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
  2. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: hush, quieten, silence, still, hush up, close up, clam up, dummy up, belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum, lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut away, lock up

 

See Also: whitewash, gloss over, sleek over, hush up

 

Hyponyms: shush, lull, calm down, shout down, gag, muzzle

 

Grouped Verbs: quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down

 

Derivational Morphology: hush, stillness, still, muteness, silence, quiet, silencer, muffler, locking, lockup

 

 
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