seal off

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Synonyms for seal off

make tight

impose a blockade on

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He said FRSC would honour the Board's summon tomorrow (Thursday), adding the Corps personnel resisted the attempt to seal off the office because there was no basis for that.
4 ( ANI ): From Saturday morning to Tuesday evening, the Chinese Navy will temporarily seal off a part of the Yellow Sea for what it described as "large-scale" military exercises.
The recommendation to seal off the West Bank follows the wave of violence and clashes between Palestinians and occupation forces that have been occurring in the past two weeks, but it was declined by both the Shin Bet (Israeli internal intelligence service) and Israeli Minister of army, Moshe Ya'alon, whose counterargument that closing off the area would work as a collective punishment and incite further resistance instead of increasing security, was accepted by the government.
The objective of the exercise is to avert the threat and danger posed by these abandoned wells and to seal off potential hideouts for criminals and their weapons, Al-Refaie said.
Police seal off the scene in the area around Hade Edge Cemetery
SECURITY forces seal off a road in South Armagh yesterday as they move in to investigate a suspected beer keg bomb.
Police including armed response officers seal off Crofts Street in Roath and are pictured outside the Crofts pub last night Picture by Richard Williams [umlaut]