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partition (something) off

To separate and isolate a portion or section of a larger space or body by erecting a barrier of some sort around it or between them. Sometimes used figuratively. I finally partitioned my office space off with a proper wall and door to help keep it separate from the rest of the house. We've partitioned off our real estate ventures from the rest of our business because of the volatility of the market recently. I partitioned off a second hard drive on the computer to keep sensitive information secure from hackers.
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partition something off

to divide off a section of something. They planned to partition the basement off. We will partition off a larger area.
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partition off

To divide or separate something by or as if by means of a partition: The construction workers partitioned off each office with drywall. My vacation was almost ruined when my wallet was stolen, but I've partitioned that event off from my memories of the trip.
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Some new Birmingham city centre apartment complexes offer Live-Work units -apartment shells where buyers can partition off home-offices and living accommodation to fit their own requirements.
The money may be used to help partition off the rear parking compound.
But this is on the express condition that they do not engage into hard-core restrictions such as resale price maintenance or try and partition off the Internal Market.
They are suspended from a beam or ceiling, and can be used to partition off a room into smaller functional spaces as required.
For example, how to leave access to elevators or tenants and visitors, where new lobby floors are being installed; or how to partition off an area under construction, while retaining tenant/visitor access.
Effort Create a heated area of the greenhouse by using bubble polythene to partition off a small area of the greenhouse for raising plants from seeds and cuttings.