debar meaning

Pronunciation:   "debar" in a sentence
Verb: debar (debarred,debarring)  di'baa(r)
  1. Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    - suspend 
  2. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    - forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off 
  3. Prevent from entering; keep out
    - bar, exclude

Derived forms: debarring, debarred, debars

See also: debarment

Type of: disallow, expel, forbid, foreclose, forestall, interdict, kick out, nix [N. Amer], preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, throw out, veto

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  1. so far, we can't debar the seismal possibility
  2. the railroad gates debar people from crossing the tracks
  3. estimate, debar and repair the failure of network and computers
  4. so king david had him brought from lo debar, from the house of makir son of ammiel
  5. and king david sent men and took him from the house of machir the son of amiel, from lo-debar

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