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Close Off

How to Conjugate Close Off

  • Infinitive: Close Off
  • Present Tense: Close Off/ Closes Off
  • -ing Form: Closing Off
  • Past Tense: Closed Off
  • Past Participle: Closed Off
Close Off is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Close Off:

1. To block an entrance or pathway.
{Noun} Close Off – Refers to an area where people are prohibited from entering.

Examples: The city gave permission for Cameron Crowe to close off 20 blocks in Times Square during the filming of the movie “Vanilla Sky”.
The theater used the front row as a close off from the stage.

2. When a person keeps their true feelings to themselves, or doesn’t allow others to get to know them well.

Examples: The new girl hasn’t made any friends because she closes herself off by avoiding everyone.
He closed her off when he found out about her lies.

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.