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shut out

1. verb To completely block something out. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "shut" and "out." We bought new curtains that will block out the light from the street. He used a wax sealant on the windows to block water out.
2. verb To exclude someone from something; to block someone's entrance into some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "shut" and "out." The students shut me out of the classroom after I left. I don't think we need to shut him out from the discussion altogether.
3. verb To isolate someone from oneself or others. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "shut" and "out." Please don't shut me out—I just want to help! The group of friends shut him out because of his political opinions.
4. verb In sports, to win a game without allowing the opponent to score a single goal or point. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "shut" and "out." I knew we wouldn't win, but I can't believe they shut us out completely!
5. noun In sports, a game in which the opponent is now allowed to score a single goal or point. In this usage, the phrase is hyphenated or spelled as one word. It was a shutout—we lost 4-0.
See also: out, shut

shut someone or something out

to exclude someone or something; to refuse entrance to someone or something. We tried to get into the stadium, but they shut us out because there was no more room. My parents shut out their children when they made important decisions.
See also: out, shut

shut out

1. Exclude, deny entry to, block, as in Anyone convicted of a crime is shut out from the legal profession, or These curtains shut out all the light. [Late 1300s]
2. Prevent an opponent from scoring, as in They were shut out of the last two games, or Reagan shut out Ford in the Texas primary in 1976. Originating in baseball about 1880, this usage was later transferred to other sports and then even broader usage.
See also: out, shut

shut out

v.
1. To exclude something or someone: I used earplugs to shut out the noise. The company shut the unions out of the negotiations. Performers must learn to shut out the crowd. Her husband has shut her out ever since the accident.
2. Sports To prevent some opponent from scoring any runs or points: Our strong defense shut out the other team. They shut us out 14-0 in a playoff game.
See also: out, shut

shutout

1. n. a game where one team prevents the other from scoring any points at all. He was still reveling from last week’s shutout.
2. mod. having to do with a game where one team has no score. Another shutout game gave the fans nothing to cheer about this afternoon.
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Seventh-grader Piper Hampsch (3 saves) posted her seventh shutout.
Clemens pitched seven shutout innings to increase his scoreless streak to 23 straight, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the top of the eighth inning.
Anthony Bass pitched a perfect eighth and ninth with two strikeouts, preserving the shutout and earning his fourth save.
Cloie Fish and Makenna Elliott had two assists apiece for Cottage Grove, and Naomi Baker and Kyle Walley combined for the shutout.
Auburn 4, Tantasqua 0: Jamie McNamara scored twice, Mary Grace Judge and Jackie Matthews also scored, and Sarah Palace posted her 15th shutout of the season as the host Rockets (15-1-2) rolled in their regular-season finale.
Jenna Graham got her fourth shutout of the season for North Bend, which outshot Sutherlin 21-2.
Will Nocka and Clayton Galeski each played one half in goal and made one save to combine for the shutout.
Jenna Graham got her third shutout of the season and also assisted on Delimont's goal.
Nick Baker made seven saves to record his second shutout of the season.
One scoreless tie, a Galaxy-record 512-minute shutout streak, two Chivas USA shots off the post, an announced crowd of 20,820 fans, and one team ending the game with an overall record that comes straight out of one of the more scary parts of the Book of Revelation.
PORTLAND - Jenn Wassom had four saves to record her fifth shutout in five games as Sheldon defeated Jesuit 2-0 on Monday in a nonleague girls soccer match.
Greiss has yet to record his first AHL shutout, however, and is on the verge of joining a fairly small circle of goalies who played that many games without posting a shutout.
The importance of his performance nevertheless was magnified by the fact top pitching prospect Chad Billingsley was simultaneously throwing eight shutout innings for Triple-A Las Vegas against Colorado Springs, allowing one hit.
Goalkeeper Jenn Wassom got the shutout with seven saves as the Irish outshot Tualatin 14-9.
Junior goalie Lee Anne Porter had a five-save shutout for the Rebels, who avenged a tie against the Patriots earlier this season.