[ verb ] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
"Close the door" "shut the window"
Used in print(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Aggie might fly into a closet , shut the door and bury her head in the clothes ; he dared to wait for the lightning .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
But the Blevins were away ; their maid gave him an envelope with a check in it and shut the door .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
Giselle was reluctant but Alex succeeded in persuading her to come_back in five minutes and the door was shut again .
[ adjective ] not open
"the door slammed shut"
Used in print(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
It had been shut again , but the lock was broken ; he noted with a thrill of fear that the door moved under his touch .(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
The 7_:_45 bell rang and he could hear the outside_doors bang shut , closing in the assembled day_watch .(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
He opened the door and went_in , pulling it shut behind him .
He reached_out to pull the door shut and fasten it with a sliding bolt .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
Back at the Factory-to-You with the other old_maids , back there she was the youngest clerk and she was thirty-four , which made her young enough to resent the usual ideal working conditions , like the unventilated toilet with the door you had to hold shut while you sat_down .
[ verb ] become closed
"The windows closed with a loud bang"
Used in print(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
The evaporative_cooler had been moved to Granny 's room , and her door was kept shut ; so that the rest of the house stayed open , though there was a question as to whether it was hotter or cooler that way .