cordon off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cordon off

: to prevent people from getting into (an area) by putting a line of people or objects around or in front of it
  • Police cordoned off the street.

Word by Word Definitions

cordon play
  1. : an ornamental cord or ribbon

  2. : stringcourse

  3. : a line of troops or of military posts enclosing an area to prevent passage

  1. : to form a protective or restrictive cordon (see 1cordon 2) around

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest



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