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  • v  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    shut the window
  • v  become closed
  • v  prevent from entering; shut out
    The trees were shutting out all sunlight
  • a  not open
    the door slammed shut
  • a  used especially of mouth or eyes
    his eyes were shut against the sunlight

  • After many months of doing virtually nothing, Hasbro, maker of the board game Scrabble, finally moved today to shut down a hugely popular, rogue Scrabble website.
  • Unlike Napster, the latest peer-to-peer innovations can access anything without giving foes a target to shut down or sue.
  • Maines' vocal intensity counters that of fans whose doting curdled into death threats, including "a letter Sayin' that I better shut up and sing Or my life will be over.
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  • Patric Verrone in Leading The Charge
    These advances now give us a foothold in the digital age,said Patric Verrone, president of the West Coast guild. "Rather than being shut out of the future of content creation and delivery, writers will lead the way as television migrates...
  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Our major banks have significant franchise values,Bernanke said. "There is no commitment by any means to never shut down a big bank, absolutely not, but I do believe that the major banks we have now can be stabilized."
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down,Obama said.

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