Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) to separate an area from the rest of sth
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box off a room/area/section
To 'box something off' is to separate something from other things or another area: "We should box off the sculptures from the interactive pieces to prevent any damage to the artwork." You can 'box off' a room, an area or a section of something. This can be used in social or professional contexts and is similar to the phrases 'to enclose' or 'to tape off.'
Social Examples (Advance)
By building the new wall, the couple boxed off their bathroom.
The farmer boxed off a corner of his shed to house his new sheepdog.
There's a little boxed-off area around the side of the building where the kids can play.
Professional Examples (Basic)
If we box off this corner for the Accounting Department, they can work without everyone distracting them.
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