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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
SHUT DOWN   閉鎖する、稼動が停止する


  • If a place of business or a large machine shuts down or if you shut it down, it closes or stops operating.

    The noun form is shutdown.
  • 事業所や大型の機械について、 shut down または、 shut it down という場合、閉鎖する、稼動が停止する、という意味です。

    名詞形は shutdown で、閉鎖、稼動停止という意味です。



  1. We usually shut down the store for a few days during the New Year's holiday.
  2. They're planning to shut down the factory in November and lay off 230 employees.
  3. The movie theater is shutting down after 33 years in business.
  4. (in a town in France)
    Everything here shuts down for lunch.
  5. (news report)
    Local residents are calling for the shutdown of the troubled reactor until a full inspection takes place.

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