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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 out

1. To act as a barrier in order to keep something from passing through to the other side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "screen" and "out." Their new smartphone app promises to screen out any calls from solicitors and scam artists. We've developed a new operating system mode for younger children that specifically screens mature or inappropriate content out as they browse the internet.
2. To deny admittance, acceptance, clearance, or approval to someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "screen" and "out." I have a feeling they screened me out because I don't have a master's degree. The letting agency has been accused of screening out applicants based on their sexual orientation.
See also: out, 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

screen out

v.
1. To prevent something from passing by using a filter; filter something out: This glass screens out the harmful ultraviolet rays. The e-mail filter identifies advertisements and screens them out.
2. To deny someone or something admittance or approval based on certain criteria: Background checks allow us to screen out all applicants with criminal records. They screened me out because I didn't meet the eligibility requirements.
See also: out, screen
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Despite all the criticism of whole-body scanning centers, screening with CT undoubtedly has saved some lives.
Use the RFI to prequalify vendors, screening them for key strengths that match your program needs or weaknesses that might frustrate your efforts.
Scientific Studies--There are no data demonstrating that whole-body CT screening of individuals without symptoms provides a greater probability of benefit than harm.
To maintain confidentiality, children's names were not extracted from the birth and screening registries.
It also resolves a policy debate in the public health community concerning the appropriateness of screening for a disease without an assured mechanism to pay for treatment.
PerkinElmer will support the program with comprehensive training, customer support and service to ensure total quality in every stage of the screening process.
Using screening equipment to sort construction and demolition materials seems to be as much an art as a science.
A slip screen is where 1 appears to be setting a screen on X2, but instead of screening, he cuts directly to the hoop.
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A study announced Monday provides the first evidence that routine screening of men for prostate cancer can substantially reduce the deaths from the disease.