English version

close something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclose something ↔ off phrasal verbSEPARATEto separate a road, room etc from the area around it so that people cannot go there or use it The roads into the docks were closed off by iron gates. close→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
close offAll credit to manager Trevor Francis who boldly selected an attacking side and came so close to pulling off a famous victory.With the distress and disturbance it's going to cause, they might as well close it off altogether.This closes the opponent off and presents you with a good opportunity to continue the block into the opponent's face.Following the killings a military order was issued closing the Strip off for three days.Had he completely closed him-self off in the fourth grade?Last week, it seemed Dole was coming precariously close to falling off that tightrope.Close by a couple were kissing, holding each other close to ward off the cold wind that had sprung up.I could hardly touch her, and each night she closed herself off with Janir.
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Verb table
close
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclose
he, she, itcloses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclosed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave closed
he, she, ithas closed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad closed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill close
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have closed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam closing
he, she, itis closing
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you, we, theyare closing
Past
I, he, she, itwas closing
you, we, theywere closing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been closing
he, she, ithas been closing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been closing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be closing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been closing
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