shut out

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: shutout

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

shut out (plural shut outs)

  1. Alternative form of shutout.

Verb[edit]

shut out (third-person singular simple present shuts out, present participle shutting out, simple past and past participle shut out)

  1. (sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
  2. To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
  3. To hide from sight.
    The blinds shut out the glare of the sun.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, chapter 1, The Amateur Poacher:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick.