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shutout

[shuht-out] /ˈʃʌtˌaʊt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of shutting out.
2.
the state of being shut out.
3.
Sports.
  1. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball.
  2. any game in which one side does not score.
Origin of shutout
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out
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  • The net result was a shutout for Dallas and five runs for New York.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • He lies buried in his death-city Ravenna, "shutout from my native shores."

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British Dictionary definitions for shutout

shutout

/ˈʃʌtˌaʊt/
noun
1.
a less common word for a lockout See lock out
2.
(sport) a game in which the opposing team does not score
verb (transitive, adverb)
3.
to keep out or exclude
4.
to conceal from sight: we planted trees to shut out the view of the road
5.
to prevent (an opponent) from scoring
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Word Origin and History for shutout
n.

also shut-out, 1889 in baseball sense, from verbal phrase shut out "exclude from a situation" (late 14c.; from 1881 in the sports score sense), from shut (v.) + out (adv.). Middle English had a verb outshut "to shut out, exclude," mid-15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for shutout

shut one's face

verb phrase

To stop talking; shut up • Often an irritated command (1899+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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