shut out (2)
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Meaning: to stop yourself thinking about or feeling something that upsets you or hurts youSynonym: block out, suppress
- shut out sth She still finds it difficult to shut out the memory of her grandmother's illness.
- shut sth out The thought of losing her is unbearable, and no matter how hard I try, I just can't shut it out.
Bobby tried to shut out the thought of
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Contributor: Matt Errey