shut-in
I. noun Date: 1891 1. a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity 2. a narrow gorge-shaped part of an otherwise wide valley 3. available oil or gas which is not being produced from an existing well II. adjective Date: 1909 1. confined to one's home or an institution by illness or incapacity 2. a. secretive, brooding <
a bitter, shut-in face — Claudia Cassidy
>
b. tending to avoid social contact ; withdrawn <
the shut-in personality type — S. K. Weinberg
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shut-in — may refer to:*Shut in (river), a river that s naturally confined within a deep, narrow channel *A shut in is a person who is either unwilling or unable to leave his home, often due to disability, or a mental disease such as agoraphobia. See… …   Wikipedia

  • shut in — transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. confine, enclose 2. to prevent production of (oil or gas) by closing down a well …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Shut-in (oil drilling) — In the petroleum industry, shutting in is the implementation of a production cap lower than the available output of a specific site. [cite web|author=Staff Writer|publisher=Double Tongued Dictionary|date=2004 09 24|accessdate=2008 08… …   Wikipedia

  • Shut-in (river) — A shut in is an Ozark term for a river that s naturally confined within a deep, narrow channel. The river becomes unnavigable even by canoe due to a dike of harder rock that is more difficult to erode. The dike diverts the stream into many little …   Wikipedia

  • To shut in — Shut Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homebound housebound shut-in — confined confined adj. 1. having movement restricted to within a certain area; usually a building. Opposite of {unconfined}. Note: [Narrower terms: {claustrophobic}; {close, confining}; {homebound, housebound, shut in}; {in childbed(prenominal)}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To shut in the land — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • introvertish shut-in — introversive introversive adj. (Psychol.) directed inward; marked by interest in oneself or concerned with inner feelings. Contrasted with {extroversive}. [Narrower terms: {introvert, introverted, introvertive}; {introvertish, shut in ]. Antonym …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shut — Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shut — Shut, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shutting}.] [OE. shutten, schutten, shetten, schitten, AS. scyttan to shut or lock up (akin to D. schutten, G. sch[ u]tzen to protect), properly, to fasten with a bolt or bar shot across, fr. AS …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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