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Synonyms for shut

Synonyms for (verb) shut

Synonyms: close, shut Definition: become closed Usage: The windows closed with a loud bang

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: keep out, exclude, shut, shut out Definition: prevent from entering; shut out Usage: The trees were shutting out all sunlight; This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

Similar words: prevent, keep Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state Usage: We must prevent the cancer from spreading; His snoring kept me from falling asleep; Keep the child from eating the marbles

Synonyms for (adjective) shut

Synonyms: shut, closed Definition: used especially of mouth or eyes Usage: he sat quietly with closed eyes; his eyes were shut against the sunlight

Similar words: blinking, winking Definition: closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly Usage: he stood blinking in the bright sunlight

Similar words: compressed, tight Definition: pressed tightly together Usage: with lips compressed

Similar words: squinched, squinting Definition: having eyes half closed in order to see better Usage: squinched eyes