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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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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.
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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.
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.
Just one block off Route 110, the property offers easy access to the Long Island Expressway.
For example, Conacchio Enterprises, LLC is developing two buildings on a square block off Spring Street, next to a new fire facility.