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Dictionary entry overview: What does shut down mean?
• SHUT DOWN (verb)
The verb SHUT DOWN has 1 sense:
1. cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Familiarity information: SHUT DOWN used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Verbs of political and social activities and events
The owners decided to move and to close the factory / My business closes every night at 8 P.M. / close up the shop
Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "shut down"):
Somebody ----s something
The business is going to shut down
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