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