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Phrases such as "wall in," "wall off," and "wall out" demonstrate the use of the word wall as a verb. I couldn't find a good translation for these phrases. I'm mostly wondering because I play a real-time strategy game that involves the use of defensive walls and players frequently say to each other "wall here" to mean "build a wall here," and I realized I wouldn't exactly know how that's said in French other than "faites un mur ici."

  • I can infer the meaning of "wall in" and "wall out", but what do you mean by "wall off"? – Teleporting Goat Jan 28 at 9:04
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    It means that something is blocked. If it's walled off, it means there is a physical barrier preventing entry. It's not very common I guess, but native speakers will understand it intuitively even if they haven't heard it before. – temporary_user_name Jan 28 at 19:56
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Literal translation of "wall in" should be "emmurer", which literally means "put someone/something in between 4 walls"

However, usage for this word has often to do with a state of mind, like "s'emmurer dans le silence" -> "refuse to reveal any information even if it causes complications and can't help"

Correct way of saying "build a wall here" is "construisez un mur ici" or "édifiez un mur ici" (last one is more formal). But playing a STR, I and most of my friends would just say "wall là", franglish.

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The literal translation exists and is murer.

However, it is nowadays almost only used in specialized expressions like murer la porte or murer la fenêtre.

If you want a single verb, an alternative might be cloisonner (build a partition).

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