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shut down

to stop working or operating If the air conditioning system fails to turn on, the computers will overheat and shut down. The radio station shut down all broadcasting last week.
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shut down

1. See close down, def. 1.
2. Stop or switch off machinery, as in They shut down all the machines for one week a year. [Late 1800s]
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shut down

v.
1. To stop the operation of something, especially when a special process is required: The inspectors shut down the restaurant when they found a rat in the kitchen. I shut the computers down every night.
2. To stop operating, especially when a special process is required: The factory shut down for the holiday.
See also: down, shut
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Bishop Ingham shut down Holy Cross church in December, two months after it joined a breakaway group of parishes opposed to the diocese's decision to sanction same-sex blessings, and accepted an offer of episcopal oversight from another bishop.
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also contain the keyed locking system where the main key must be removed after the baler is shut down in order to gain access to the maintenance keys.
On September 1, the company will shut down the solid polystyrene suspension reactors at its Breda, the Netherlands, facility.
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An Internet website parodying TV preacher Jerry Falwell has led the controversial evangelist to try to permanently shut down the site.
17, a half-hour before the craft took its last swing past Io's rarely glimpsed Jupiter-facing side, radiation damage caused Galileo to temporarily shut down.
Malfunctions occur when typical local power events unexpectedly shut down the machine's controller, resulting in the machine spindle falling into the part due to gravity.