Impossible demands for loyalty and shutdown threats have led some Republican diehards to shut out the Heritage Foundation chief.
For a broadcast show this visually audacious and daring to be shut out completely—not even a cinematography nomination!
“When you were in that room, you wanted to shut out the whole world for the rest of your life,” Gloria says.
After all, who can now say that the “system” has shut out the Lib Dems?
Like Roth, he feigns surprise that the Jewish mainstream has shut out anti-Zionist perspectives.
shut out from active happiness, Artsybashev may have taken this method of vicarious delight.
She stuffed her fingers into her ears to shut out the sound of her brother's cries.
"Oh my God," said Paula, and covered her head with her arms, trying to shut out sight and sound.
One gains nothing by attempting to shut out the sprites of the weather.
I don't want to shut out the mystery of the stars and the awful hollow that holds them.
Old English scyttan "to put (a bolt) in place so as to fasten a door or gate, bolt, shut to; discharge, pay off," from West Germanic *skutjan (cf. Old Frisian schetta, Middle Dutch schutten "to shut, shut up, obstruct"), from PIE *skeud- "to shoot, chase, throw" (see shoot (v.)). Related: Shutting.
Meaning "to close by folding or bringing together" is from mid-14c. Meaning "prevent ingress and egress" is from mid-14c. Sense of "to set (someone) free (from)" (c.1500) is obsolete except in dialectal phrases such as to get shut of. To shut (one's) mouth "desist from speaking" is recorded from mid-14c.
Enough! Remain silent: Shut it; you know nothing (1886+)