Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bar; close or fasten with a bar; make fast.
  • To inclose so as to hinder egress or escape; bar up or in.
  • To stop; obstruct; bar out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.
  • transitive verb To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic To enclose (as though behind bars); to imprison.
  • verb obsolete To prohibit, debar (someone from doing something).

Etymologies

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From Middle French embarrer, from barre ("bar").

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