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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.
The aim of the dam structure is to make room for the tracks of a new railway bypass around the city centre and screen off industrial activities from the railway area.
Surely, if it's a matter of segregation, it wouldn't be too difficult to screen off the lower-tier turnstiles for the Panasonic Stand so that the visitors can go in there.
ALTHOUGH a great shame, I wholeheartedly agree with the decision to switch the big screen off. As for blaming the police and council, why not place the blame at the feet of the mindless idiots who ruined this for everyone else and used this event as an excuse to fight with the police and amongst themselves?
Forensic experts were also at the scene and plastic sheeting was used to screen off an area beside the brook which runs through the ground.
Forensic experts were also at the scene and sheeting was used to screen off an area beside the brook which runs through the ground.
We chuckled, and I hit the button again and repeated, "Single screen." The computer replied with, "Screen off," and shut down the system.
C&D recyclers are beginning to realize that slow-speed, primary-reduction equipment enables them to accept expanded volumes of mixed C&D material, screen off fines, remove metals, recover valuable commodities and send cleaner material on to their grinding equipment, she says.
C&D recyclers are beginning to realize that slow-speed, primary reduction equipment enables them to accept expanded volumes of mixed C&D material, screen off fines, remove metals, recover valuable commodities and send cleaner material on to their grinding equipment, she says.
We want them to screen off the ball and use basket cuts to create scoring opportunities.