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Meaning of SHUT IN

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
  2. [adj]  confined usually by illness
  3. [adj]  somewhat introverted
  4. [v]  surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"
 
 Synonyms: confined, enclose, homebound, housebound, inclose, introversive, introvertish, invalid
 
 See Also: bank, border, bower, bury, case, casket, cordon off, corral, dike, diseased person, dyke, eat up, embower, encapsulate, encase, engross, enshrine, fence, fence in, fort, fortify, frame, frame in, glass, glass in, homebound, immerse, insert, rope in, rope off, shrine, sick person, skirt, sufferer, surround, swallow, swallow up, tuck, wall in, wall up

 

 

 

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