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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.
See also: fence, off
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Lichfield District Council will start fencing off parts of Chasewater Country Park later this month, in preparation for the cattle, who will be arriving in April.
is currently fencing off the site in preparation for the work.
By fencing off the site and making a pleasant garden, we will help to cut down on the problem.
David Darling, chairman of software company Codemasters, is in talks with Ashorne and Moreton Morrell Cricket Club in Warwickshire after he angered members by fencing off the top third of the field in order to provide a paddock for his horses.
University bosses have crossed swords with local walkers after fencing off a popular woodland footpath.
Another way is to keep the basic site as a free operation and lure subscribers by fencing off quite big and overtly tasty bits.
The Park Service will begin fencing off sections of the site this August as a last resort to repair it from excessive use.
Even in the 1950s, the Sutiabans--who for at least a decade seemed no different from the lower class in general, rose up to elect a new governing board of the long-dormant Comunidad Indigena and protest the fencing off of land during the cotton boom.