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English definition of “bar”

bar

noun [C]     /bɑːr/
something that prevents a particular event or development from happening: a bar (to sth) A lack of formal education does not have to be a bar to success in business and politics.
(Definition of bar noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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