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barrier

noun [C]     /ˈbæriər/
FENCE
B2 a type of fence that prevents people from going into an area: Police erected barriers to hold back the crowd.Fences and rails
LIMIT
B2 something that prevents people from doing what they want to do: Kim is taking Spanish lessons in an attempt to overcome the language barrier. Shyness is a big barrier to making friends. →  See also crash barrier Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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