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Meaning of word shut up from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

shut up   verb

Meaning : Refuse to talk or stop talking. Fall silent.

Example : The children shut up when their father approached.

Synonyms : be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, close up, dummy up, keep mum

Talk freely and without inhibition.

open up

Meaning : Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.

Example : The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend.
She locked her jewels in the safe.

Synonyms : lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away

Meaning : Cause to be quiet or not talk.

Example : Please silence the children in the church!.

Synonyms : hush, hush up, quieten, silence, still

Cause to become loud.


shut up   adjective

Meaning : Closely confined.

Synonyms : pent