Synonyms for (verb) shut out

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