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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 out of (something or some place)

1. To act as a barrier in order to keep something out of something or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "screen" and "out." We're putting new practices and guidelines in place to help screen defective parts out of the earliest stages of the manufacturing process. We've developed a new operating system mode for younger children that specifically screens mature or inappropriate content out of their online browsing.
2. To deny admittance, acceptance, clearance, or approval of someone from some place or thing. A noun or pronoun is used between "screen" and "out." I have a feeling they screened me out of the hiring pool because I don't have a master's degree. The letting agency has been accused of screening applicants out of consideration based on their sexual orientation.
See also: of, 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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The new Notary background screening and compliance training process represents a major strengthening of the National Notary Association's existing Notary Signing Agent Certification Program.
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While all of this speaks well of Vancouver's filmgoers, they still had to come to grips with 440 screenings of 306 films from more than 50 countries; a task of Herculean proportions.
Through 1994, doctors had diagnosed breast cancer in 144 of the women getting regular screenings and in 195 of the controls--percentages that didn't diverge markedly.
"This will also enable us to expand the Institute's programming of screenings, panels and other educational and cultural events on a year-round basis," Rosenthal continued.