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See also: shutout
- Alternative form of
- (sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
- To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
- To hide from sight.
- The blinds shut out the glare of the sun.
- 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, Ch.I:
- Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.