cordon something off


cordon something off
Syn:
close off, seal off, fence off, separate off, isolate, enclose, encircle, surround

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  • cordon something off — ˌcordon sthˈoff derived to stop people from getting into an area by surrounding it with police, soldiers, etc • Police cordoned off the area until the bomb was made safe. Main entry: ↑cordonderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • cordon something off — prevent access to or from a place by means of a cordon. → cordon …   English new terms dictionary

  • seal something off — Syn: close off, shut off, cordon off, fence off, isolate …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • cordon off — verb divide by means of a rope The police roped off the area where the crime occurred • Syn: ↑rope in, ↑rope off • Hypernyms: ↑enclose, ↑close in, ↑inclose, ↑shut in …   Useful english dictionary

  • cordon — [ kɔ:d(ə)n] noun 1》 a line or circle of police, soldiers, or guards preventing access to or from a place. 2》 a fruit tree trained to grow as a single stem. 3》 Architecture another term for string course. verb (cordon something off) prevent access …   English new terms dictionary

  • cordon — noun Syn: barrier, line, chain, ring, circle Phrases: cordon something off …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • cordon off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms cordon off : present tense I/you/we/they cordon off he/she/it cordons off present participle cordoning off past tense cordoned off past participle cordoned off 1) to form a cordon around an area Police had… …   English dictionary

  • cordon — cor|don1 [ kɔrdn ] noun count a line of people, especially police officers or soldiers, that stops other people from going somewhere: The army had thrown a security cordon around the hotel. cordon cor|don 2 [ kɔrdn ] verb ,cordon off phrasal verb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rope off — verb divide by means of a rope The police roped off the area where the crime occurred • Syn: ↑rope in, ↑cordon off • Hypernyms: ↑enclose, ↑close in, ↑inclose, ↑shut in …   Useful english dictionary

  • seal off — verb 1. make tight; secure against leakage (Freq. 3) seal the windows • Syn: ↑seal • Derivationally related forms: ↑seal (for: ↑seal), ↑sealant …   Useful english dictionary