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Definition of "shut in" [shut in]

  • To lock in (verb)
  • To completely surround, enclose (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "shut in" in a sentence
  • "The field-folk shut in there traded northward and westward, travelled, courted, and married northward and westward, thought northward and westward; those on this side mainly directed their energies and attention to the east and south."
  • "And if tyrants have been ejected from us, why do I still shut in the acropolis by a wall of circumvallation, at least on my account; for if it still stands, what does it do to me? why do I still eject guards?"
  • "Ere long, steps retreated up the gallery towards the third-storey staircase: a door had lately been made to shut in that staircase; I heard it open and close, and all was still."