Definition of Close off

1. Verb. Stem the flow of. "Shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation"

Exact synonyms: Shut Off
Generic synonyms: Cease, Discontinue, Give Up, Lay Off, Quit, Stop



2. Verb. Isolate or separate. "She was shut off from the friends"
Exact synonyms: Shut Off
Generic synonyms: Divide, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Curtain Off

3. Verb. Block off the passage through. "We shut off the valve"
Exact synonyms: Block Off, Shut Off
Generic synonyms: Bar, Barricade, Block, Block Off, Block Up, Blockade, Stop

Definition of Close off

1. Verb. To seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Close Off

close call
close calls
close contact infection
close corporation
close down
close encounter
close encounters
close enough for government work
close harmony
close helmet
close helmets
close in
close in on
close of business
close of play
close off (current term)
close one's eyes
close order
close out
close protection
close quarter
close quarters
close ranks
close season
close set(p)
close shave
close shaves
close stool
close stoole
close support

Literary usage of Close off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"At noon, close off Portici. Friday, \^th.—PM Moderate breezes and fine. Took the Neapolitan gunboat in tow : tacked, wore and hove to occasionally close off ..."

2. Nelson and the Neapolitan Jacobins: Documents Relating to the Suppression of by Harold Cooke Gutteridge (1903)
"At noon, close off Portici. Friday, 1^th.—PM Moderate breezes and fine. Took the Neapolitan gunboat in tow : tacked, wore and hove to occasionally close off ..."

3. The naval history of Great Britain, from ... 1793, to ... 1820, with an by William James (1859)
"The force close off the harbour was now reduced to two frigates, the Euryalus and Hydra; and it may here be remarked that Lord Nelson was continually ..."

4. The China Sea Directory by John William Reed, John William King, Great Britain Hydrographic Dept (1867)
"Some rocks appear on the chart close off its south-east point, ... has some table land 800 feet high near its west end; close off the north-west end is ..."

5. The India directory, for the guidance of commanders of steamers and sailing by Alfred Dundas Taylor, James Horsburgh (1874)
"There are no soundings close off its N. side. On the E. and W. are several- shoal spots of 4 fathoms, yet there is a good deep channel of 25 fathoms close ..."

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