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Definition of the verb close off

What does close off mean as a doing phrase?


  1. stem the flow of
  2. isolate or separate
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of close off: shut off
    • more generic words: divide / separate = make a division or separation
    • more specific term: curtain off = separate by means of a curtain
  3. block off the passage through

Alternative definition of the verb close off


  1. To seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.

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Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

by Martin Manser

close off (transitive, adverb) stop or prevent people from ...

Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Close off: To separate a road, room etc from the area around it so that people cannot go there or use it: E.g. The roads into the docks were closed off by iron gates.

Google previewComparative Chukotko-Kamchatkan Dictionary (2005)

by Michael Fortescue

C: ejpe- “cover, close off [ ejpecyen cover, stopper', ajpe-jo ( closed off', ajpete (it is) closed off; and Skor. has ajpe-n 'dam', loc. ajpe-nw-ek] Ke [inuu-ajpat- close window'; Asin. also ...

Google previewNez Perce Dictionary (1994)

by Haruo Aoki

qiPtiwe- qu' VS close friends, cohabitant, mate, si-kstiwa- sikis N close off (e.g., building), wepe-kilksc kiliki VC close to, very, kum stp close to each other, paqqatat peH stp close (near), be, qatati VC closed (of eyes), qepsnin qeps VC closed, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

Close off, isolate, as in Loners shut themselves off from the community. [First half of 1800s] shut one's eyes to ➧ See close one's eyes to.

Google previewA Dictionary of Accounting (2016)

by Jonathan Law

closing entries Final entries made at the end of an * accounting period to close off the income and expense ledgers to the *profit and loss account. closingrate method (netinvestment method) A method of restating the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Daily Wants (1866)

by Robert Kemp Philp

the neck close off to the back, taking care to leave the crop-skin long enough to turn over the back ; remove the crop, and loosen the liver and gut at the throat end with the middle finger. Cut off the vent, remove the gut, pull out the gizzard, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

near close call: near miss close connection: liaison close friendship: intimacy close meeting or session: adjourn close observer: eyewitness close of play, poem or speech at: epilogue close of speech, formal summary as: peroration close off: ...

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Borthwick's Close off the Royal Mile

in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates back to 1450 and is known to have housed the residences of Lord Borthwick (Castle near Middleton) and Lord Napier of Merchiston.

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