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English verb: close off

1. close off (stative) stem the flow of


SamplesShut off the gas when you leave for a vacation.


Synonymsshut off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop

2. close off (motion) isolate or separate


SamplesShe was shut off from the friends.


Synonymsshut off


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)divide, separate


Narrower (hyponym)curtain off

3. close off (contact) block off the passage through


SamplesWe shut off the valve.


Synonymsblock off, shut off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop









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