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Verb: shut up
  1. Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    "The children shut up when their father approached";
    - close up, clam up, dummy up [N. Amer], belt up, button up, be quiet, keep mum
     
  2. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    - lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut away, lock up
     
  3. Cause to be quiet or not talk
    "Please shut up the children in the church!";
    - hush, quieten [Brit], silence, still, hush up
Adjective: shut up
  1. Closely confined
    - pent

Derived forms: shut up, shuts up, shutting up

See also: confined, shut

Type of: confine, conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Encyclopedia: Shut up, Make Love