rope off

rope off
verb
divide by means of a rope
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The police roped off the area where the crime occurred

Syn: ↑rope in, ↑cordon off
Hypernyms: ↑enclose, ↑close in, ↑inclose, ↑shut in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

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Somebody ——s something with something

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ˌrope ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they rope off he/she/it ropes off present participle roping off past tense roped off past participle roped off] phrasal verb
to enclose an area using ropes, usually because of danger

The path was roped off on either side.

Thesaurus: to surround or put something around somethingsynonym
Main entry: rope

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rope off [phrasal verb]
rope off (something) or rope (something) 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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Main Entry:rope

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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