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2 verb
bar2 past tense and past participle barred, present participle barring [transitive]
1 to officially prevent someone from entering a place or from doing something
bar somebody from (doing) something
They seized his passport and barred him from leaving the country.
2 to prevent people from going somewhere by placing something in their way:
She ran back, but Francis barred her way.
A locked gate barred my entrance to the wood.
3 also bar up to shut a door or window using a bar or piece of wood so that people cannot get in or out

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