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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shuht-out]
    • /ˈʃʌtˌaʊt/
    • /ˈʃʌt.aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shuht-out]
    • /ˈʃʌtˌaʊt/

Definitions of shutout word

  • noun shutout an act or instance of shutting out. 1
  • noun shutout the state of being shut out. 1
  • noun shutout Sports. a preventing of the opposite side from scoring, as in baseball. any game in which one side does not score. 1
  • noun shutout industrial workplace closure 1
  • noun shutout game: loser scores no points 1
  • countable noun shutout In sports such as football and hockey, a shutout is a game or part of a game in which one of the teams wins and prevents the opposing team from scoring. 0

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Origin of shutout

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
1850-55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase shut out

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Parts of speech for Shutout


shutout popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for shutout

noun shutout

  • goose egg — the numeral zero, often used to indicate the failure of a team to score in a game or unit of a game: a pitchers' duel, with nothing but goose eggs on the scoreboard.
  • nada — nothing; zero; none: I have absolutely no motivation—zilch, zip, nada!
  • clobbering — Present participle of clobber.
  • nonbeing — the fact of existing; existence (as opposed to nonexistence).
  • nothing — no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing.

Antonyms for shutout

noun shutout

  • anything — You use anything in statements with negative meaning to indicate in a general way that nothing is present or that an action or event does not or cannot happen.

Top questions with shutout

  • what is a shutout in baseball?
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