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    Block off meaning

    I came across this sentence and I couldn't understand what it ment:

    Then they blocked off a week to give my "dilapidated and boring" house some "much needed charm".

    What's 'blocked off' mean in this case?
    I looked it up (obstruct access to) but still not sure I understand what the writer wanted to say.

    Is it: blocked off a week.. As in they physically blocked a chunk of the home for passage..

    or (this one I didn't read in any dictionary)
    Is it: they earmarked a week...
    (which to me makes more sense).

    thank you

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    Re: Block off meaning

    Your final guess is correct. They reserved a week on their calendar to work on the house.

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