cordon off

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Verb1.cordon off - divide by means of a rope; "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
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يُطوِّق، يَضرِبُ نِطاقا
uzavřít kordónem
kordonnal lezár
uzavrieť kordónom
kordon altına almakkuşatmak

w>cordon off

vt sep area, buildingabsperren, abriegeln
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(ˈkoːdn) noun
a line of sentries or policemen to prevent people from entering an area. They've put a cordon round the house where the bomb is planted.
cordon off
to enclose with a cordon. The police cordoned off the area where the gunman was.
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Police and emergency crews cordon off part of Dale Street near Exchange Street East after reports that a car mounted the pavement and was in collision with a pedestrian at around 5pm.