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How to sign: refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
"The children shut up when their father approached";
How to sign: place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
"The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe";
How to sign: cause to be quiet or not talk
"Please silence the children in the church!";