cordon off

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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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INVESTIGATION: Police tape cordons off Essex Street, Middlesbrough where a man's body was found today Picture by PETER REIMANN; GRIM FIND: Essex Street in central Middlesbrough which was cordoned off today after a man's body was found in a house.
PHOTO (1--Color) Deputy Dan Finn cordons off the Saugus High campus Wednesday after a device resembling a bomb was found.