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cordon off

To restrict access to a particular area by using a rope, tape, or other means. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cordon" and "off" or after "off." That section of the restaurant has been cordoned off for a private party.
See also: cordon, off

cordon something off

to mark off an area where people should not go with a rope, tape, ribbon, etc. The police cordoned the scene of the crime off, and we could not even get close. They cordoned off the area.
See also: cordon, off
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Police officers cordoned off a bloodstained stretch of pavement on County Road between Subway and the Money Shop shortly after 4pm yesterday.
A ROAD in Cardiff city centre was cordoned off yesterday after a robbery was reported to police.
Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the entire area and started a search to trace out the suspects.
ISLAMABAD -- People staged forceful demonstrations at Devsar in Kulgam district after the Indian troops cordoned off the area and launched search operation.
POLICE cordoned off a park after a woman was found unconscious.
A joint team of the Special Operation Group (SOG) Shopian, 44, 62, and 1 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Indian Army and 14th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the villages.
PART of Dudley Bus Station had to be cordoned off after a bus crashed into a shelter.
A REPORT of a suspicious package being left in a street resulted in an area of Middlesbrough being cordoned off by police.
POLICE cordoned off an area of Leamington Spa following a chemical leak.
The area has been cordoned off along the coastal path close to the site which is believed to be an existing crack which has worsened because of recent changes in the weather.
Two days later, part of the street still remains cordoned off as structural engineers repair the damage.
Summary: Army Intelligence cordoned off a hospital in east Lebanon Friday after a fugitive eluded soldiers and entered the building.
The Solomou Square in down-town Nicosia was cordoned off shortly after noon Friday, due to an abandoned rucksack found by the adjacent traffic lights, which police suspected might have been an explosive device.
Forensics experts were still working in the three storey block last night and the street was cordoned off.
MANAMA: Bomb squad defused a homemade explosive placed in a car as police cordoned off two key highways for nearly three hours last night to deal with the booby-trapped car, reports SANDEEP SINGH GREWAL.