shut in
 n.— «As it stormed into the Gulf with fierce winds, oil and gas producers moved workers from offshore rigs and platforms located throughout the central and eastern Gulf. This caused a hiatus in production, known as a “shut-in” in industry parlance.… All told, between Sept. 13 and Monday, 7.8 million barrels of oil and 33.3 billion cubic feet of oil had been shut in.» —“Dozens of gulf oil platforms idle” by Stewart Yerton Times-Picayune (Baton Rouge, La.) Sept. 21, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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