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English definition of “cordon sth off”

cordon sth off

phrasal verb with cordon     /ˈkɔː.dən/ US  /ˈkɔːr-/ verb
If people in authority , such as the police , cordon off a building or area , they put something around it in order to stop people from entering it: They've cordoned off the whole area because of a suspected bomb .Isolating and separating
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