seal off


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.seal off - make tight; secure against leakage; "seal the windows"
close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
seal - close with or as if with a seal; "She sealed the letter with hot wax"
reseal - seal again; "reseal the bottle after using the medicine"
waterproof - make watertight; "Waterproof the coat"
caulk, calk - seal with caulking; "caulk the window"
pack - seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
2.seal off - impose a blockade on
besiege, circumvent, hem in, beleaguer, surround - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
Translations
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seal1

(siːl) noun
1. a piece of wax or other material bearing a design, attached to a document to show that it is genuine and legal.
2. a piece of wax etc used to seal a parcel etc.
3. (something that makes) a complete closure or covering. Paint and varnish act as protective seals for woodwork.
verb
1. to mark with a seal. The document was signed and sealed.
2. (negative unseal) to close completely. He licked and sealed the envelope; All the air is removed from a can of food before it is sealed.
3. to settle or decide. This mistake sealed his fate.
ˈsealing-wax noun
a type of wax for sealing letters etc.
seal of approval
official approval. Doctors have now given this new drug their seal of approval.
seal off
to prevent all approach to, or exit from, (an area). The police have sealed off the area where the murdered girl was found.
set one's seal to
to give one's authority or agreement to. He set his seal to the proposals for reforms.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nigerian Tribune gathered that trouble started when officials of the AEPB attempted to seal off the Abuja Command of the FRSC, located at Wuze Zone 7.
The 29-year-old from Tuebrook was arrested on suspicion of firearm and drug offences following what police termed "an armed containment" which the ECHO understands was over in a matter of minutes and without the need to seal off the road.
4 (ANI): From Saturday morning to Tuesday evening, the Chinese Navy will temporarily seal off a part of the Yellow Sea for what it described as "large-scale" military exercises.
A proposal by the Israeli occupation police suggesting to seal off the West Bank in order to prevent Palestinians from crossing the green line was rejected by the Israeli government last Thursday.
The committee sealed off 107 unclaimed open wells this month, while the owners of more than 64 wells have promised to seal off their wells.