tape off


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tape off

v.
To restrict or reserve some location or area by encircling it with tape: The police taped off the crime scene. We taped the bench off so that no one would sit on the wet paint.
See also: off, tape
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Eventually, the attending nurse had to take the tape off.
Staff at the Cook Shop in genteel Macclesfield, Cheshire, raced to turn the tape off as it switched from onion chopping to writhing bodies and heavy breathing.
Slowly peel the tape off the magazine, and stick it onto a sheet of black construction paper.
Here, in the provinces of the post-painterly, one makes one's mark by leaving graphite lines visible, by recklessly yanking the masking tape off the canvas, and with a skillful palette.
But you try watching Shameless (C4), Nip/Tuck(Sky1) and CSI night on Five when they're ALL ON AT THE SAME TIME and you can't tape off satellite.
d) peels the tape off carefully and unfolds the paper with all due respect.
With the performance provided by fiber optic wide area networks, people can take archive data on site and never have to physically move the tape off site.
There's also a bonus Wilson forgot to mention: Yanking all that sticky tape off the roll will give your arms a good workout.