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English definition of “rope sth/somewhere off”

rope sth/somewhere off

phrasal verb with rope     /rəʊp/ US  /roʊp/ verb [T usually + adv/prep]
to surround an area or place with ropes in order to keep people out: The police roped off the scene of the crime.Isolating and separating
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