rope off

phrasal verb

roped off; roping off; ropes off
: to separate (an area) from another area with rope
The police roped off the street for the summer festival.
Part of the exhibit had been roped off.

Examples of rope off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several streets around the 300 block of Highway Avenue at Montclair and Audrey Avenues are blocked with a large perimeter roped off as police search every vehicle leaving the area and check drivers’ IDs. Jennifer Edwards Baker and Payton Marshall, The Enquirer, 11 Apr. 2024 The area was secured and roped off with crime scene tape as the medical examiners arrived, Fox 6 reported. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 8 Apr. 2024 The parking lot was also roped off to keep anyone from entering, the release said. Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 23 Jan. 2024 Ostrow eventually roped off a section where spectators who weren’t also bathhouse clientele could watch the show fully clothed. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Jan. 2024 Understanding the importance of the discovery, which came in the early morning hours at the mine located north of Beulah, the miners roped off certain areas and called in the North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS), the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the Bureau of Land Management. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 1 Jan. 2024 Unlike at most venues, the big spenders here aren’t roped off along the periphery. Jay Cheshes, Robb Report, 9 Dec. 2023 Like Sanders, Gaither roped off a plum section of the stadium for dignitaries; for Gaither, this meant white dignitaries. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 11 Nov. 2023 The tech news website 404 Media found entire sections of slot machines at MGM casinos roped off. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 6 Oct. 2023

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“Rope off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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