screen something off


screen something off
ˌscreen sthˈoff derived
often passive to separate part of a room, etc. from the rest of it by putting a ↑screen around it

Beds can be screened off to give patients more privacy.

The choir is screened off from the rest of the church.

Main entry:screenderived

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