Definition of 'shutdown'
Example sentences containing 'shutdown'
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It wants help to end an extended shutdown caused by a downturn in demand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)On top of this the shutdown of nuclear plants has meant it has had to import vast amounts of fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The shutdown of nuclear plants has left Japan facing months of electricity shortages. The Sun (2011)He stormed off, leaving me to complete the shutdown and secure the aircraft. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another sprang a leak this month, triggering the partial shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was in shutdown for 16 years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Failure to agree on an increase back in the mid-1990s led to a temporary shutdown of the government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A loss of power the previous afternoon had caused a total shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The stoppage is the first of its kind in 21 years and is expected to cause a widespread shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Race fitness will be a challenge and he must build up his neck muscles despite a current F1 testing ban and compulsory factory shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company is understood to be concerned that the proposed skeleton staff would not be large enough to oversee a partial shutdown, prompting safety concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If last year's regime had been in force this week, we would have had another complete shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A similar investigation in Japan led to the shutdown of 17 nuclear reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometime on Thursday afternoon I have a complete systems shutdown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'shutdown'
British English: shutdown NOUN
A shutdown is the closing of a factory, shop, or other business, either for a short time or for ever.
The shutdown is the latest in a series of painful budget measures.
Definition of shutdown from the Collins English Dictionary
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