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open/shut



1 being open or shut
2 making sth open or shut
3 shops, offices, etc being open or shut
opening or closing bottles and other containers
CONTAINER

1 being open or shut
- a door, window, etc that allows people or things to move in, out, through, etc is open
an open door/window/gate
- completely open: wide open
She left the window wide open. a wide-open door
- (used about a door) slightly open: ajar (not before a noun)
The door was ajar so I could hear what they were saying.
- a door, window, etc that does not allow people or things to move in, out, through, etc is shut (not before a noun), closed
Is the window shut? It's very cold in here. a closed door/window/drawer
- to become open: open
The door opened and in walked Charles.
- to become closed: shut*, close
The window won't shut. I got out of the lift and I heard the door closing behind me.

2 making sth open or shut
- to make sth open: open sth
to open a letter/window/door/gate/book We all watched with growing excitement as he opened the box.
- to make sth open by breaking it, smashing it, splitting it, slitting it, tearing it, etc: break*/smash/split*/slit*/tear* sth open
He used a large axe to break open the metal box. She tore open the parcel and pulled out a beautiful doll.
- to make sth closed: shut* sth, close sth
Please shut the door. Close your eyes and go to sleep. to close a door/window/gate/book
- to shut sth very loudly and with great force: slam sth, bang/slam sth shut; (used about a door, etc) to shut with a loud noise: slam (shut), bang shut
She got up angrily and left the room, slamming the door behind her. I heard the door bang shut in the wind.
- something that is used for fastening a door, lid, etc so that you need a key to open it: lock
- to close sth using a lock: lock sth; to open sth using a lock: unlock sth
to lock/unlock a door/car/suitcase
- to keep sb/sth out of a place by keeping it closed: shut* sb/sth out (of a place)
They shut the dog out of the house during the day. They closed the window to shut out the noise.
- to keep sb/sth in a place by keeping it closed: shut* sb/sth (up) in sth, lock sb/sth (up) in sth
They took her prisoner and shut her up in small dark room.
※ locks LOCK/CHAIN
- to fix, join or shut and lock sth firmly: fasten sth
fasten your shoe laces fasten your seat belts
- to fasten a piece of clothing: do* sth up
Do up your shoe laces.
- to open or close curtains: draw* the curtains
It was getting dark so I drew the curtains and switched on the lights.
- to open the door after sb has knocked or rung the bell: answer the door
Can somebody answer the door please?

3 shops, offices, etc being open or shut
- when a shop, office, etc is open for business, it is open; when it starts business for the day, it opens
Are the shops open today? What time do the shops open?
- when a shop, office, etc is not open, it is closed, shut (not before a noun); when it finishes business for the day, it shuts*
They shut during the lunch hour.
- the time when a shop, office, etc is normally open: opening hours (noun plural), business hours (noun plural)


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