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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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