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SHUT DOWN

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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 


SHUT DOWN (verb)


Sense 1shut down [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

close; close down; close up; shut down; fold

Context examples:

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"):

adjourn; retire; withdraw (break from a meeting or gathering)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The business is going to shut down


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