from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take down or open the shutters of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To open or remove the shutters of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To open or remove the shutters of.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ shutter


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  • Merchants would unshutter their windows for the night market as the gaslights were lit all along the way.

    Sun of Suns 2006

  • A condition has to be established so that the people of Iraq can feel free to unshutter the windows of their shops and go to work and so forth.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2003 2003

  • So after a few times when you're a little kid, you don't unshutter the window.

    Mother Of Storms Barnes, John, 1957- 1994

  • The pleasant sounds of human intercourse, the chatting of women on the steps or the whirr of lawn-mowers should, I fancied, at least unshutter a window or burst open

    The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story Various 1915

  • He had a boyish wish to keep the secret of his happiness to himself, not to let Mr. Langhope or Mr.. Ansell know of his meeting with Justine till it was over; and after twice measuring the length of the Park he turned in at one of the little wooden restaurants which were beginning to unshutter themselves in anticipation of spring custom.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton 1899

  • I strive to stir and unshutter that window, but before I can get there she is knocking and calling at another.

    Smith and the Pharaohs, and other Tales Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • The cupola, which is designed so astronauts can shutter and unshutter the windows from the inside, will allow astronauts to manipulate the station's robotic arms, while having a much better view of the work they're doing outside the space station.

    Latest from Computerworld Sharon Gaudin 2010

  • After that, astronauts will be able to unshutter and shutter the windows from the inside.

    Netflash Sharon Gaudin 2010


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