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partition something off

to divide off a section of something. They planned to partition the basement off. We will partition off a larger area.
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partition off

v.
To divide or separate something by or as if by means of a partition: The construction workers partitioned off each office with drywall. My vacation was almost ruined when my wallet was stolen, but I've partitioned that event off from my memories of the trip.
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