wall off

phrasal verb

walled off; walling off; walls off
: to separate (something) from the area around it with a wall
The school walled off the playground from the parking lot.

Examples of wall off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To obtain detailed intelligence, Hamas deployed cheap surveillance drones to generate maps of the Israeli towns and military installations within few miles of the $1 billion barrier system that Israel built to wall off Gaza. Joby Warrick, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 By contrast, the dams where the Corps wants to try fish collectors wall off about 70% to 100% of the area where fish hatch. Tony Schick, ProPublica, 31 Oct. 2023 The decision has left many of those children walled off from affordable health care, career opportunities, higher education or even high school diplomas. Hogla Enecia Pérez, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 Israel’s border with Gaza is one of the most heavily fortified in the region, walled off with a high-tech barrier fence and guarded by military outposts. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2023 Maybe the crowdsourcing sites will manage to wall off their content. James Somers, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2023 The legislation would allow the state to wall off details about the security provided Sanders and other constitutional officers, including who travels on the State Police airplane and the cost of individual trips. Andrew Demillo, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 Acuña launched a three-run shot over the center-field wall off Lucas Giolito (6-8) in the third inning, then Riley and Olson went back to back in the fourth to cap a six-run outburst that finished off the Angels’ starter. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Budowich is already largely walled off from direct interactions with Trump because campaign finance law prohibits super PACs from coordinating with allied campaigns. Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Wall off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20off. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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