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English definition of “bar”

bar

verb [T] (PREVENT)    /bɑːr/ US  /bɑːr/ (-rr-)
to prevent something or someone from doing something or going somewhere, or to not allow something: The centre of the town was barred to (US usually barred off to) football supporters. The incident led to him being barred from the country/barred from playing for England. I tried to push past her but she barred my way/path (= stood in front of me and prevented me from getting past).Forbidding and banning thingsPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of bar verb (PREVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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