Definition of bar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bar
    he / she / it bars
    past simple barred
    -ing form barring
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    close with bars
  1. 1[usually passive] bar something to close something with a bar or bars All the doors and windows were barred.
  2. block
  3. 2 bar something to block a road, path, etc. so that no one can pass Two police officers were barring her exit. We found our way barred by rocks.
  4. prevent
  5. 3 bar somebody (from something/from doing something) to ban or prevent someone from doing something Asylum seekers are barred from entering the country.
  6. Idioms
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bar