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.

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“Rope off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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