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English definition of “bar”

bar

noun [C] (PREVENTING)    /bɑːr/ US  /bɑːr/
C2 [usually singular] something that prevents a particular event or development from happening: A lack of formal education is no bar to becoming rich.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of bar noun (PREVENTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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