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shut off something/someone/yourself

phrasal verb with shut  us   /ʃʌt/ verb [I/T] (present participle shutting, past tense and past participle shut)
  • (SEPARATE)

to ​separate something or someone from other ​parts, ​places, or ​people: Railroad ​tracks shut off the ​area from the ​rest of the ​city. On ​coolerevenings we shut the ​livingroom off and ​staywarm by the ​fireplace. Growing up ​deep in the ​mountains, we ​felt shut off from the ​outsideworld.
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