Shut vs Slum - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shut and slum
is that shut
is to close, to stop from being open while slum
is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
As nouns the difference between shut and slum
is that shut
is the act or time of shutting; close or shut
can be a narrow alley]] or [[passageway|passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets while slum
is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
As an adjective shut
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) shutten, shetten, from (etyl) .
To close, to stop from being open.
- Please shut the door.
To close, to stop being open.
- The light was so bright I had to shut my eyes.
(transitive, or, intransitive, chiefly, British) To close a business temporarily, or (of a business) to be closed.
- If you wait too long, the automatic door will shut .
To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
- The pharmacy is shut on Sunday.
- shut from every shore
Except when part of one of the derived terms listed below, almost every use of shut'' can be replaced by ''close''. The reverse is not true -- there are many uses of ''close'' that cannot be replaced by ''shut .
(phrasal verbs derived from shut)
* shut away
* shut down
* shut in
* shut off
* shut out
* shut up
(single words and compounds derived from shut)
* shutdown, shut-down
* shutout, shut-out
(idioms derived from shut)
* open and shut
* shut one's eyes to
* shut the door on
* shut up shop
* shut your face
* shut your mouth
* shut your trap
The act or time of shutting; close.
- the shut of a door
A door or cover; a shutter.
- Just then returned at shut of evening flowers.
The line or place where two pieces of metal are welded together.
- (Sir Isaac Newton)
Variation of (chute) or (shute) (archaic, related to (shoot)) from (etyl) .
A narrow alley]] or [[passageway, passage acting as a short cut through the buildings between two streets.
* (alleyway) alley, gennel (Northern Ireland), ginnel (Yorkshire and Lancashire), gitty (East Midlands), jitty (Midlands), passage, snicket (Northern England), wynd (Scotland)
A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
- Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.