"shuts" in the verb sense
1. close, shut
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed make shut
"Close the door"
"shut the window"
2. close, shut
"The windows closed with a loud bang"
3. exclude, keep out, shut out, shut
prevent from entering shut out
"The trees were shutting out all sunlight"
"This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
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