Definition of Shut in
1. Verb. Surround completely. "They closed in the porch with a fence"
Specialized synonyms: Insert, Tuck, Wall In, Wall Up, Bower, Embower, Enshrine, Shrine, Case, Encase, Incase, Bury, Eat Up, Immerse, Swallow, Swallow Up, Border, Frame, Frame In, Glass, Glass In, Bank, Dike, Dyke, Encapsulate, Fence, Fence In, Cordon Off, Rope In, Rope Off, Casket, Corral, Fort, Fortify, Hedge, Hedge In
Generic synonyms: Border, Environ, Ring, Skirt, Surround
Derivative terms: Enclosure
Definition of Shut in
1. Verb. to lock in ¹
2. Verb. (idiomatic) to completely surround, enclose ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Shut in
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1. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"'Herein, brethren, a Bhikkhu, wisely reflecting, remains shut in by the ... For whereas to the man not shut in by the subjugation of the organ of sight ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of his life he was afflicted with an affection of the eyes and it became necessary to sew his eyelids shut. In his piety he believed that these eyes, ..."
3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"gold was well shut in, and I carried it more conveniently than if the vehicle had been a bag. I was well armed with shirt and sleeves of mail, and having my ..."
4. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Examples of imperative ideas which affect both thought and action are : agoraphobia, the nervous dread of open places; claustrophobia, the dread of shut-in ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1869)
"... Tube Open or shut in Swallowing? * By Professor CLELAND, MD Professor C'leland pointed out that in ordinary circumstances the tube is really open, ..."