Phrasal Verbs

shut out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb shut out (2)


to stop yourself thinking about or feeling something that upsets you or hurts you


block out, suppress

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

Bobby tried to shut out the thought of

a. that terrible night

b. that funny movie

c. that exciting game

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