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English definition of “bar”

bar

verb [T]     /bɑːr/ (-rr-)
LAW to prevent something or someone from doing something or going somewhere , or to refuse to allow something: bar sb/sth from (doing) sth Lawyers on both sides have been barred from discussing the case in the press . The government voted to bar the import of exotic birds .
(Definition of bar verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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