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fence off

To create a barrier so that someone or an animal can't access something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fence" and "off." I fenced off my vegetables, and yet, it looks like our friendly, neighborhood deer population is still snacking on them regularly. We need to fence the pool off so the kids can't get to it on their own.
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fence someone or something off (from something)

to separate someone or something from something else with a fence or barrier. We fenced the children's play area off from the rest of the yard. Dave fenced off the play area. We fenced off the children from the rest of the yard.
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We still call on the county government to fence off the dumpsites," said Mr Abdalla Shee.
Mr Al Hattab said the ministry had agreed to fence off the protected areas with coloured buoys early next year.
Middlesbrough Council's chief executive Ian Parker said: "We do not routinely fence off our main roads to prevent pedestrian access, but we will always look to ensure roads can be crossed as safely as possible.
And while it would be wrong to fence off beaches, more clearly needs to be done to designate them clearly.
But residents living near the lake are angry that Sunderland City Council approved the application to fence off the lake, accusing council bosses of "selling Washington's heritage".
But Mid-west Radio, in Ballyhaunys, Co Mayo, has been rapped for broadcasting an April Fool's story that Mayo County Council would fence off the popular Bertra Beach near Westport to save the sand dunes.
He said the House efforts to "fence off" TSM funding would put its ongoing programs, such as electronic filing programs and the IRS World Wide Web page, in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, the Wemples donate labor to fence off riparian areas on Forest Service land, and feel their cattle are taking "too much heat" for today's stream erosion.
The government is planning to fence off the park to curb human-wildlife conflicts.
DENR to fence off part of Manila Bay seawall !-- -- (philstar.com) - February 6, 2019 - 3:31pm MANILA, Philippines The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Wednesday said it will install a fence near the seawall along Roxas Boulevard as part of measures to rehabilitate Manila Bay.
"Those involved must be very daring or well-connected because they have the guts to move in and fence off land in a protected area," a former police boss said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli infantry unit composed of 9 soldiers crossed the barbed gate of the technical fence off the Wazzani Fort park South of Lebanon.
The licensee wants to fence off with metal railings an area which has over the years been used for outside drinking in good weather.
For one group of people to fence off the field and deny unhindered access by others is unthinkable.