HyperDic: seal_off

English > 2 senses of the expression seal off:
VERBcontactseal off, sealmake tight
competitionseal off, blockadeimpose a blockade on
English > seal off: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake tight; secure against leakage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey want to seal off the doors
Synonymseal
Narrowercaulk, calkseal with caulking
packseal with packing
resealseal again
waterproofmake watertight
Broaderclose, shutMove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Similar tosealClose with or as if with a seal
Spanishprecintar, sellar
English > seal off: 2 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningimpose a blockade on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymblockade
Broaderbesiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventSurround so as to force to give up
Spanishbloquear, cerrar

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