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cordon off

To restrict access to a particular area by using a rope, tape, or other means. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cordon" and "off" or after "off." That section of the restaurant has been cordoned off for a private party.
See also: cordon, off

cordon something off

to mark off an area where people should not go with a rope, tape, ribbon, etc. The police cordoned the scene of the crime off, and we could not even get close. They cordoned off the area.
See also: cordon, off
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No tiles were blown off the church and nothing has fallen from the spire, but we took the precaution of cordoning off part of the grounds until a structural engineer could look at the pinnacle and given an opinion on its safety," she said.
The blaze is currently completely controlled and fire fighters are still cordoning off the area as the cooling process continues," he said.
THE UNITED Nations (UN) yesterday continued sweeping for mines in the buffer zone on the outskirts of Nicosia, cordoning off an isolated area where small landmines may have been swept away by a torrent from the north, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, Michel Bonnardeaux, said.
It is believed a further accident took place involving two cars near to cones cordoning off one lane.
DSP Chamkani Shakir Bangash, SHO Chamkani Sabz Ali Khan in the aegis of SP Rural Abdul Kalam Khan alongwith constables by cordoning off Motorway Toll Plaza stopped car no.
I can appreciate they do things differently there, but surely cordoning off the crime scene is essential.
30pm, and led to police cordoning off the road while they carried out an investigation.