seal off

  1. make tight; secure against leakage
    seal the windows
  2. impose a blockade on
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How To Use seal off In A Sentence

  • The city should seal off those tunnels.
  • I am nevertheless slightly discomfited by news that Erik Prince, the former SEAL officer and founder of Blackwater, is now in the process of assembling a mercenary battalion for the United Arab Emirates. David Isenberg: PMC und Drang in the Persian Gulf
  • Seal off the victims, get out the test tubes, work out a recipe for some injection that will kill the virus and Bob's your uncle.
  • It can continue to hit what remains and to seal off its newly captured territories from journalists with little fear of military reprisals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hannah rushed down a ladder and helped Harman seal off the taphole. Ilium
  • From these it was hoped that the flatcars could dump rock into the river faster than the current could wash it away—the exact same method that would be used to seal off the river for construction of a great dam nearly thirty years later. Colossus
  • Supporting the Infantry in the assault entails close in fire, obscuration, precision strikes and the ability to effectively seal off or channelize an advancing enemy.
  • Once the honey is gooey enough, the bees seal off the cell of the honeycomb with a plug of wax.
  • I recall the reason that they started to put viewing grilles into those huge blue hoardings used to seal off building sites.
  • The palisade fencing which was promised to seal off the play area in the Curragh Downs estate is now in place.
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