curtain off

verb
separate by means of a curtain
Hypernyms: ↑shut off, ↑close off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s somebody

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curtain off [phrasal verb]
curtain (something) off or curtain off (something) : to separate or cover (something) by using a curtain

The booth was curtained off on three sides.

The back of the room was curtained off for privacy.

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Main Entry:curtain

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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