from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bar in; to secure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bar in; to secure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bar out. See embar.


im- +‎ bar (Wiktionary)


  • For I am sure he is one of the greatest enemies to his King & to his country, — I mean in imbar - assing & impeding the best good & interest of N. Hamp by preventing all he possibly can the supply of the publick Treasury, and thereby keeping the Province

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