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Shut (impf. and partic. shut) 1) to close so as to hinder ingress or egress; used of doors, gates and windows: As IV, 1, 164. Tw. III, 1, 103. V, 404. H4B II, 4, 82. H6C IV, 7, 18. H6C IV, 7, 18 Troil. II, 2, 47. Cor. I, 4, 17. Rom. IV, 1, 44. Oth. IV, 2, 28. of shops: H6A III, 1, 85. Rom. V, 1, 56. of the spring of a trunk: Cymb. II, 2, 47. of books: H4B III, 1, 56. Per. I, 1, 95. of eyes: Rom. III, 2, 49. Mcb. V, 1, 29. of the mouth: Lr. V, 3, 154 (Qq stop). of a purse: Gent. III, 1, 358. Followed by after: “s. the door after you,” Merch. II, 5, 53 (i. e. when you are in the house). by against (== to the exclusion of): “his own doors being s. against his entrance,” Err. IV, 3, 90. Err. IV, 3, 90 “s. his bosom against our prayers,” All's III, 1, 8. Tim. I, 2, 150. Mcb. I, 7, 15. by on or upon, == a) so as to hinder egress: “let the doors be s. upon him, that he may play the fool nowhere but in's own house,” Hml. III, 1, 135. b) so as to hinder ingress: Err. IV, 4, 66. V, 156. V, 156 As III, 5, 13. H8 II, 4, 43. Tit. V, 3, 105. c) so as to part with: “s. the gates upon one wooer,” Merch. I, 2, 147. “s. your gates upon's,” Cor. I, 7, 6.
With in and out (denoting the effect): “they have s. him in,” Cor. I, 4, 47. “were not my doors locked up and I s. out?” Err. IV, 4, 73. “fears which I would fain s. out,” All's V, 3, 115. H6A I, 3, 26. H6A I, 3, 26 Lr. III, 4, 18. Similarly with from: “the chamber-door that --s him from the heaven of his thought,” Lucr. 338. With up: “I wish mine eyes would, with themselves, s. up my thoughts,” Tp. II, 1, 192. “sleep, that sometimes --s up sorrow's eye,” Mids. III, 2, 435. “the gates of mercy shall be all s. up,” H5 III, 3, 10. “our halberds did s. up his passage,” H6C IV, 3, 20. “--s up his windows,” Rom. I, 1, 145. “thy eyes' windows fall, like death, when he --s up the day of life,” IV, 1, 101. “s. up your doors,” Lr. II, 4, 307. Lr. II, 4, 307 Rom. I, 2, 56.
2) to inclose, to confine: “is all thy comfort s. in Gloster's tomb?” H6B III, 2, 78. “s. me nightly in a charnel-house,” Rom. IV, 1, 81. With “up:” LLL I, 2, 158. V, 2, 817. Wint. IV, 1, 19. Rom. I, 2, 56. Tim. I, 1, 98. Oth. III, 3, 114. Figurative use: “that we whose baser stars do s. us up in wishes, might with effects of them follow our friends,” All's I, 1, 197 (== confine). “in whom the tempers and the minds of all should be s. up,” Troil. I, 3, 58. “were all the wealth I have s. up in thee, I'ld give thee leave to hang it,” Tim. IV, 3, 279 (== inclosed, summed up). “and s. up in measureless content,” Mcb. II, 1, 16 (summed up all that he had to say, in expressing his measureless content). “and s. myself up in some other course to fortune's alms,” Oth. III, 4, 121 (make up my mind by confining myself. A passage much controverted. Q1 shoot).
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