English definition of “bar”
/bɑːr/ verb [T] (present participle barring, past tense and past participle barred)
PREVENT › to officially prevent someone doing something or going somewhere, or to prevent something happening: [+ from + doing sth] The court barred him from contacting his former wife. The government barred demonstrations during the state visit.
KEEP OUT › to stop someone going into a place: A line of policemen barred the entrance to the camp.
CLOSE › to close and lock a door or gate