close something off


close something off
ˌclose sthˈoff derived
to separate sth from other parts so that people cannot use it

The entrance to the train station was closed off following the explosion.

Main entry:closederived

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  • seal something off — Syn: close off, shut off, cordon off, fence off, isolate …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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  • cone something off — ˌcone sthˈoff derived to close a road or part of a road by putting a line of ↑cones across it • Part of the road was coned off after the accident. Main entry: ↑conederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • round something off — Syn: complete, finish off, crown, cap, top, conclude, close, end …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • close off — verb 1. stem the flow of (Freq. 1) shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation • Syn: ↑shut off • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary