close off

phrasal verb
closed off; closing off; closes off

Definition of close off

: to not allow (something) to be used for a period of time : close The city closed off the beach to tourists. Half of the museum was closed off while they made the changes. sometimes used figurativelyHe closes himself off to new experiences.

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“Close off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20off. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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