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rope off

To prevent people entering some place or area by erecting a barrier of rope suspended by a series of poles. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rope" and "off." They don't usually rope the VIP section of the bar off like this—someone really important must be coming in tonight. We'll need to rope off this area until the guests arrive.
See also: off, rope

rope something off

to isolate something with a rope barrier. The police roped the scene of the accident off. The police roped off the scene of the accident.
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rope off

v.
To restrict or reserve some location or area by encircling it with rope: The ushers roped off the first three rows of seats for special guests. The guards roped the stairway off.
See also: off, rope
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It said Metrolink's decision to rope off the front seats of cab cars - action taken after the Glendale crash - is ``prudent'' action that other rail operators could consider.
A WHALE found entangled in rope off the North Wales coast was last night believed to be the first humpback spotted in the region.
The tour allows snorkelers to hold a rope off the back of a boat and amongst the giant humpback whales, offering a completely different perspective to watching them from afar.
A 30ft WHALE was swimming to freedom last night after its tail got caught up in a buoy's rope off the North Wales coast.
Hotels often rope off sales-free zones for guests who want to sunbathe without intrusion, but the pitches (usually preceded by a whistle to get you to look up) were found to be pretty low-key.
The club's recently installed chairman has met Health & Safety Executive officers on site and outlined his plans to rope off the half-finished main stand and install 50 seats in the former Dane Bank stand as well as erecting portable buildings for the players, officials and supporters in a bid to end Northwich's increasingly expensive reliance on the use of their neighbours' ground at Wincham Park as soon as possible.
But the bat "pinged off", so he picked up a metal pole used to rope off exhibits and decapitated the statue.
Keep your crew members alerted to this potential problem and perhaps even close or rope off the extreme bow access area of your vessel.
At the baths I go to they rope off a quarter to a third and train the bath attendants in lifesaving.