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Phrasal Verbs

mark off (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. strong scents

b. guard dogs

c. fences

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