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synonyms for shutting

  • bar
  • lock
  • push
  • seal
  • cage
  • confine
  • draw
  • enclose
  • exclude
  • fasten
  • fold
  • imprison
  • secure
  • slam
  • batten down
  • close down
  • close up
  • drop the curtain
  • fold up
  • put to
  • shut down
  • wall off

antonyms for shutting

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  • loosen
  • open
  • unfasten
  • free
  • let go
  • let out
  • loose
  • release
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How to use shutting in a sentence

He looked up, half shutting his one funny eye, and cocking one ear up, and letting the other droop down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
This serves the double purpose of shutting out the glances of the curious and keeping out the cold air.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
It seemed that a great burden had been lifted from his mind, and he closed his eyes as if shutting out the past now forever.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
"No, thanks," the stranger said, taking his bag and shutting himself into his stuffy little stateroom.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
She fell to her task again, only now she began to hum softly, thus shutting me off entirely.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Then, burying his face in the same shawl and shutting his eyes, he descended steadily but swiftly.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
Make a shutting up: for the land is full of the judgment of blood, and the city is full of iniquity.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The name "Smith" always made him angry, and he repeated it with a quick shutting together of his teeth.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
I hear the officers' sharp command, the familiar click of locks, doors opening and shutting.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The two men closed the great doors, and it was as if they were shutting themselves off from their last contact with the world.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
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