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close something off

to prevent entrance into something; to block something off. Please don't close this passageway off. They closed off the passageway anyway.
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close off

v.
To prevent passage along or through something: The police closed off the main avenue for a parade. Park rangers closed the lake off to motorboats.
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22, engineers from Kazakhstan and the United States set off a small nonnuclear blast to close off tunnels at the test site.
Byron makes beautiful dribbles, and his sophisticated choice of brownishorange paint looks perfectly stunning against the black background and the gray drips: stare at them a while and you begin to think you're looking into deep space, at some strange galaxy where stars run together in streams--entering the space of the unconscious that these works are meant to close off or at least foreground as a hopelessly artificial conceit.
AB 2687 (Maldonado) - Allows public water agencies to approach the CHP to close off portions of state highways to hazardous waste transportation close to reservoirs
Investigators were trying to determine why the gate - which is used to close off a driveway - fell off its track.
But actually, the tiny passages connecting these internal cavities to the nose close off early ir the initial infection, he and his colleagues report in the Jan.
Over the next six weeks this program will include a grid magnetic survey, in-fill geological mapping and rock sampling for petrographic and other studies, in-fill soil sampling including several lines to close off the gold-in-soil anomalies, some additional trenching and channel sampling, and pitting to bedrock in areas of deep soil.
What the commissioners echoed tonight is what we've been hearing in living rooms all across Glendale - don't close off the streets,'' said Arthur Sohikian, a spokesman for General Growth.
The silicon-based transistors shown at right can open and then close off a pathway of electrons as many as 75 billion times a second--a rate that nearly doubles the previous record and outpaces silicon transistors in today's mainframes by about sevenfold.
ASE) has returned positive gold-in-soil results from the first 200 metre by 200 metre soil grid which was extended to close off anomalous contours and from a second soil grid of 200 by 200 metres which was completed several hundred metres northwest of the first grid.
The clubs are seeking volunteers to help repair fences, clear debris from drainage areas and move logs to close off some trails.
We felt that we really had a big loss to the community to close off the garden,'' said Mary Lou Cotton, CLWA assistant to the general manager.
The 6-foot-2, 222-pound middle linebacker stuffed the Huskies' running backs all game long, and he also showed the versatility to get into the open field and close off possible routes for screen passes.
rupture were able to close off the leak in 35 minutes.
Deputies, Explorers and volunteers will close off a two-block area that will move with the herd.
The pole was leaning over the lanes so we had to close off everything and get the victims out of there as quickly as possible,'' said a firefighter.