seal off
transitive verb Date: 1931 to close tightly

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  • seal off — verb 1. make tight; secure against leakage (Freq. 3) seal the windows • Syn: ↑seal • Derivationally related forms: ↑seal (for: ↑seal), ↑sealant …   Useful english dictionary

  • seal off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms seal off : present tense I/you/we/they seal off he/she/it seals off present participle sealing off past tense sealed off past participle sealed off to prevent people from entering an area or a building Police… …   English dictionary

  • seal off — phr verb Seal off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑exit …   Collocations dictionary

  • seal off — Synonyms and related words: bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, bolt, button, button up, choke, choke off, clap, close, close up, constrict, contain, contract, cordon, cordon off, cover, fasten, fold, fold up, isolate, key, latch, lock,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seal off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If one object or area is sealed off from another, there is a physical barrier between them, so that nothing can pass between them. [be V ed P] Windows are usually sealed off. [V P n (not pron)] ...the anti personnel door that… …   English dictionary

  • Seal off — Запаивать наглухо …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • seal off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. quarantine, close, segregate; see forbid , restrict 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • seal — seal1 [sēl] n. [ME seel < OFr < L sigillum, a seal, mark, dim. of signum: see SIGN] 1. a design, initial, or other device placed on a letter, document, etc., as a mark of genuineness or authenticity: letters were, esp. formerly, closed with …   English World dictionary

  • seal — Ⅰ. seal [1] ► NOUN 1) a device or substance used to join two things together or make something impervious. 2) a piece of wax or lead with an individual design stamped into it, attached to a document as a guarantee of authenticity. 3) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • seal — I [[t]si͟ːl[/t]] CLOSING ♦♦♦ seals, sealing, sealed (Please look at category 11 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB When you seal an envelope, you close it by folding part of it over and sticking …   English dictionary

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