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rope something off

to isolate something with a rope barrier. The police roped the scene of the accident off. The police roped off the scene of the accident.
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rope off

v.
To restrict or reserve some location or area by encircling it with rope: The ushers roped off the first three rows of seats for special guests. The guards roped the stairway off.
See also: off, rope
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The only seats left were right at the front, so manager Joshua Grannell offered to rope off a row of seats for the pair and their security at a later show.
A WHALE found entangled in rope off the North Wales coast was last night believed to be the first humpback spotted in the region.
But the bat "pinged off", so he picked up a metal pole used to rope off exhibits and decapitated the statue.
Hotels often rope off sales-free zones for guests who want to sunbathe without intrusion, but the pitches (usually preceded by a whistle to get you to look up) were found to be pretty low-key.
A 30ft WHALE was swimming to freedom last night after its tail got caught up in a buoy's rope off the North Wales coast.
At the baths I go to they rope off a quarter to a third and train the bath attendants in lifesaving.
Keep your crew members alerted to this potential problem and perhaps even close or rope off the extreme bow access area of your vessel.
The club's recently installed chairman has met Health & Safety Executive officers on site and outlined his plans to rope off the half-finished main stand and install 50 seats in the former Dane Bank stand as well as erecting portable buildings for the players, officials and supporters in a bid to end Northwich's increasingly expensive reliance on the use of their neighbours' ground at Wincham Park as soon as possible.
Other committees figured out how to rope off the course, where to move the people, which areas could have heavy traffic, how to police heavy traffic, and where to put the vendors, booths and restrooms.