[ verb ] refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
"The children shut up when their father approached"
Used in print(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
`` If it gave me pleasure to say hard things '' , he wrote , `` I would shut_up forever '' .
[ verb ] place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
"The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend" "She locked her jewels in the safe"
Used in print(Genevieve Holden, Deadlier Than the Male....)
Whoever it was had meant to shut him up in here , had followed him and waited till the courthouse and square were deserted .
[ verb ] cause to be quiet or not talk
"Please silence the children in the church!"
Used in print(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)
`` Shut_up .