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mark off (2)

Meaning: If you mark off an area, you show where the boundaries are with lines, strings, or other markers.

For example:

  • mark off sth Many animals use strong scents to mark off their territories.

  • mark sth off The police marked the crime scene off with yellow tape.

Quick Quiz:

In the suburbs, the territory claimed by the owner of each house is marked off by the use of
  1. strong scents
  2. guard dogs
  3. fences

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