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curtain off

To use a curtain to prevent access to a particular area or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "curtain" and "off." We had to curtain off that section of the restaurant for a private party.
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curtain something off

to separate something or some place with a drape, screen, or curtain. We curtained this part of the room off, so please sleep over there. We will curtain off part of the room.
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The winning bidder vanished behind a curtain off to the left, and the auctioneer paused.
Most inhabitants have not bothered to curtain off the bedroom area.
NNA - President of the Republic Michel Aoun deemed Saturday that "violence against women is a kind of barbarism that man has not yet been able to get rid of," considering that it was the result of "human conscience absence." Aoun's words came during the inauguration ceremony this afternoon where he lifted the curtain off the memorial statue for women victims of domestic violence, placed on the intersection leading to the Presidential Palace in Baabda.
Earlier this week, ZTE pulled the curtain off of the project and listed the upcoming smartphone's full specifications.
The tree can also give a gorgeous backdrop of hanging branches for flower beds, or to curtain off sitting areas and frame views.
The minister raised the curtain off the commemorative placard announcing the academy's opening of its two-layered building including basketball gym, reception, physical education (PE) gym, cabinets room, administrative room for the club's management, secretariat, conference room, computer room, library, sanitary facilities belonging to the academy at a cost of BD 374,000.
THE SIMON COWELL AWARD FOR OUTRAGEOUS PUBLICITY STUNTS: THE WRU MARKETING DEPARTMENT When the newWelsh rugby jersey was launched this year they didn't bother with the usual guff about sweat-reducing moisture retention panels or a stirring quote from the Mabinogion stitched inside the collar - they just whipped the curtain off a 100ft banner of Gavin Henson.
Original members Horace Panter and Roddy Byers were cheered by fans as they tore the chequered curtain off the first plate at the Canal Basin yesterday.
He had just unveiled a commemorative plaque for a new Age Concern centre when he whipped the curtain off hooks, hitched it round his waist and larked around.