close off

phrasal verb

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 figuratively He closes himself off to new experiences.

Learn More about close off

Share close off

Statistics for close off

Look-up Popularity

Comments on close off

What made you want to look up close off? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!