- To close something off means to separate it from other things or people so that they cannot go there.
[V P n (not pron)] Police closed off about 12 blocks of a major San Francisco thoroughfare for today's march...
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close off — index clog Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law 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
close off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms close off : present tense I/you/we/they close off he/she/it closes off present participle closing off past tense closed off past participle closed off to prevent people from entering a place, using a road etc… … English dictionary
close off — verb To seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter. The police closed off the street while they investigated the murder scene … Wiktionary
close off — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set apart from a group: cut off, insulate, isolate, seclude, segregate, separate, sequester. See INCLUDE … English dictionary for students
close off — /ˌkləυz ɒf/ verb to come to the end of an accounting period and make up the profit and loss account … Dictionary of banking and finance
close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ … Dictionary of contemporary English
close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… … Moby Thesaurus
close — v 1. shut, close up, close off, seal, seal off, obturate; lock, padlock, bolt, latch; fix, fasten, secure, Scot. steek. 2. stop, clog, choke, jam, congest; block, obstruct, bar, occlude, barricade, blockade, stand in the way; impede, hinder,… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder
close up — Synonyms and related words: approach, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, block, block up, blockade, bolt, boom shot, button, button up, cap, carry to completion, cease, center, centralize, chock, choke, choke off, cicatrize, clap, clean… … Moby Thesaurus