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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.
See also: fence, off

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.
See also: fence, off
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However, the elders said the Korir's family genuinely owned part of the land which was fenced off.
A reason for why the site was fenced off was not given.
Great scenic locations have been fenced off with danger signs.
Officials fenced off the hazard at the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan and Joan Barker, the local Parochial Church Council secretary, said: "It appears to be growing to the extent that the foundations are visible.
UN Security Council resolution 550 (1984) considers any attempts to settle any part of Varosha (the fenced off area of Famagusta) by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of this area to the administration of the UN.
Mr Davies, of Rosslyn Avenue - which backs on to the playing fields - has waged a one-man battle against the school, which first fenced off the pathway through its grounds a decade ago.
The city fire department has partly fenced off the ornate 18th-century fountain, which is 20 metres wide.
More than 25ha of trees have been fenced off as part of the project Ian Danby, of BASC said the project will produce multiple benefits for the project partners: fencing for farmers, better cover for game shooting syndicates, improved water quality for Environment Agency Wales and connected habitats for the CCW.
They say a fenced off area would provide more control and prevent overspill on to the adjacent footpath.
Autistic children are fenced off from friends in school playground THE parents of four autistic children yesterday hit out at a school who keep their kids apart from classmates in a wire "cage".
Another resident complained that many of the construction sites are not properly fenced off. AcentsAAThey pose a danger to passersby, especially children, women and the elderly,AcentsAA he said.
The traditional Henbury wall, partly fenced off for safety reasons, will be cleaned of graffiti, repointed and restored.
The entire area will remain fenced off at least until September, but after that crews may be able to reduce the fenced-off areas to allow a lane for pedestrians to cross through the construction area from Franklin Street to Front Street, said Robert C.
EPA and Matteo & Sons have fenced off areas with high levels of lead and removed contaminated soil in certain areas of the trailer park to protect residents.
A computer tycoon is trying to settle a dispute with a historic village cricket club after he fenced off part of the ground used by spectators.