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Meaning of DEBAR

Pronunciation:  di'bâr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
  2. [v]  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
  3. [v]  bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.

DEBAR is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: avert, avoid, bar, deflect, exclude, fend off, head off, obviate, stave off, suspend, ward off
 See Also: disallow, expel, forbid, forbid, foreclose, forestall, interdict, kick out, penalise, penalize, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, punish, rusticate, send down, throw out, veto



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*bar"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Debarred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Debarring}.] [Pref. de- + bar.]
To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to
preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to
shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and
sometimes with of.

      Yet not so strictly hath our Lord imposed Labor, as to
      debar us when we need Refreshment.       --Milton.

      Their wages were so low as to debar them, not only from
      the comforts but from the common decencies of civilized
      life.                                    --Buckle.

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