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screen off

To partition something or a portion of something with a screen or other barrier to make it private or obscure it from view. A noun or pronoun can be used between "screen" and "off." To save money, Chris moved into the living room and screened off a space for his bed with an old bedsheet tacked up to the walls and ceiling. They've had to screen the movie set off with a giant makeshift fence so that onlookers don't learn any secrets about the film.
See also: off, screen

screen off

v.
To separate, hide, or obscure something with a screen or similar barrier: I screened off the bed from the rest of the room with curtains. A high wall screens the porch off from the view of the ocean.
See also: off, screen
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He said: "I understand the need to screen off buildings which are ugly, but to block off caravan park customers is ridiculous.
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Clean the gutters and eaves in spring and fall, and screen off potential shelter areas with steel mesh.
Levintaner said the explosion blew the screen off the windows and broke the mirrors in her home.
Plastic screens were draped from the roof of an adjacent house to screen off the scene from onlookers.
The volumetric separation sought by the masterplan is evoked by deeply recessed loggias aligned on communal lobbies, where clear-glazed partitions are intended to give through views; though in practice, some of this transparency has been compromised by a motley crop of visual barriers improvised by tenants to screen off the loggias, which are let as private spaces.
Indeed, if Smoke, with its soupcon of plantation-house paternalism, had been test-marketed like Shield with the same ghetto teenagers, they might have conceivably torn the screen off the wall.
WASHINGTON -- TheCOPD Foundation (COPDF) announced today a lineup of key community events during National COPD Awareness Month this November, including the launch of its Employer Tool Kit, the Great American Screen Off and Virtual Voices: a World COPD Day Call to Action.
If you want to move the TV to another room simply peel the screen off the mat.
It would add to your battery's life if you turn the screen off immediately after you're done using it.
They have been used before but on a smaller scale to screen off horror smashes.