cordon off

Definition of cordon off

  1. :  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

cordonplay
  1. :  an ornamental cord or ribbon

    :  stringcourse

    :  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

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official



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