curtain off

Definition of curtain off

:to separate or cover (something) by using a curtain
  • The booth was curtained off on three sides.
  • We curtained the back of the room off for privacy.

Word by Word Definitions

curtain play
  1. : a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up

  2. : a device or agency that conceals or acts as a barrier — compare iron curtain

  3. : the part of a bastioned front that connects two neighboring bastions

  1. : to furnish with or as if with curtains

  2. : to veil or shut off with or as if with a curtain

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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