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block off

To prevent access to a particular area or thing. We had to block off that section of the restaurant for a private party. I had to take a detour on my way home because the water department blocked off a bunch of streets.
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block something off

to prevent movement through something by putting up a barrier; to close a passageway. Sam blocked the corridor off with a row of chairs. He used some chairs to block off the hallway.
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San Francisco based 1 Block Off the Grid is a nationwide consumer-based initiative, the largest in the country, that focuses on driving the adoption of residential renewable energy and sustainable living solutions through education and community.
By planting a hedge or building a wall to block off the view of these roads, you can lessen its degree of destructiveness.
Seventy residents of Stoke Park, Cov-entry, have signed the petition to block off the alleyway between Stoke Park and St Michaels Road.
neuroradiologists are planning to try using butyl cyanoacrylate to block off brain arteries that are weak and ready to rupture.
Pontcanna Fields, Llandaff Fields, Cooper's Field, Blackweir, and Bute Park, to name but a few, could surely accommodate the marathon runners without having to block off so many main roads and side streets.
PALMDALE - When Palmdale became a city in 1962, it had 7,100 inhabitants, three municipal employees and a tiny city hall that took up two storefront offices in a nondescript little building one-half block off Palmdale Boulevard.
The Roomba Pink Ribbon Edition comes with a fast-charge battery and two Virtual Wall(R) units to block off areas where Roomba shouldn't venture.
The property at 57-18 Flushing Avenue is just one block off of bustling Grand Street in Queens and proximate to many major arteries such as the Long Island Expressway and Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
The guy set a good pick and he knocks my block off.
Just one block off Route 110, the property offers easy access to the Long Island Expressway.
Boyle shot ``28 Days Later'' on digital video, which gave him the freedom to quickly flit about London in the wee small hours of the morning, block off streets and, thus, convey a frighteningly queasy sense of post-apocalyptic doom.
Housing provided in cardboard boxes in one of the empty lots a block off of the Strip.
For example, Conacchio Enterprises, LLC is developing two buildings on a square block off Spring Street, next to a new fire facility.
The Phoenix-based company vowed to file a lawsuit and block off the portion of Golden Valley Road on its property unless city government deals with the issues.
5 of OfficeLink 2000 also adds a port-grouping feature that enables administrators to block off segments of the server for specific users.