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curtain off

To use a curtain to prevent access to a particular area or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "curtain" and "off." We had to curtain off that section of the restaurant for a private party.
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curtain something off

to separate something or some place with a drape, screen, or curtain. We curtained this part of the room off, so please sleep over there. We will curtain off part of the room.
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Now, as a policy, we curtain off everything we can, and we use fiberboard, dropcloths, and plastic to keep dust and damage to a minimum.
We are trying to lift the curtain off the traditionally secret area of discipline and officer misconduct,'' OIR Chief Attorney Michael Gennaco said.
The winning bidder vanished behind a curtain off to the left, and the auctioneer paused.
He had just unveiled a commemorative plaque for a new Age Concern centre when he whipped the curtain off hooks, hitched it round his waist and larked around.
Most inhabitants have not bothered to curtain off the bedroom area.
Earlier this week, ZTE pulled the curtain off of the project and listed the upcoming smartphone's full specifications.
The minister raised the curtain off the commemorative placard announcing the academy's opening of its two-layered building including basketball gym, reception, physical education (PE) gym, cabinets room, administrative room for the club's management, secretariat, conference room, computer room, library, sanitary facilities belonging to the academy at a cost of BD 374,000.
Speaking during his visit to the headquarters of the Mutual Fund in Adonis - Zouk Mosbeh, where he lifted the curtain off a commemorative plaque designed for the occasion, the patriarch saluted this fund - managed by the Maronite Church and which has over forty thousand subscribers - for the role it plays in society, stressing that the Church remained the only refuge from crises and challenges.
THE SIMON COWELL AWARD FOR OUTRAGEOUS PUBLICITY STUNTS: THE WRU MARKETING DEPARTMENT When the newWelsh rugby jersey was launched this year they didn't bother with the usual guff about sweat-reducing moisture retention panels or a stirring quote from the Mabinogion stitched inside the collar - they just whipped the curtain off a 100ft banner of Gavin Henson.