screen off


screen off
verb
partition by means of a divider, such as a screen
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screen off this part of the room

Syn: ↑separate off
Hypernyms: ↑partition, ↑zone
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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screen off
1. To hide behind, or separate by, a screen
2. To separate by sifting
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Main Entry:screen

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ˌscreen ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they screen off he/she/it screens off present participle screening off past tense screened off past participle screened off] phrasal verb
to separate one part of a room from another, for example to make it more private

Part of the hall had been screened off as a waiting room.

Thesaurus: to separate an object or area into partssynonym
Main entry: screen

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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