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tr.v. de·barred, de·bar·ring, de·bars
1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
2. To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
[Middle English debarren, from Old French desbarer, to unbar : des-, de- + barer, to bar (from barre, bar; see bar1).]
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vb, -bars, -barring or -barred
(usually foll by: from) to exclude from a place, a right, etc; bar
Usage: See at disbar
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v.t. -barred, -bar•ring.
1. to shut out or exclude.
2. to hinder or prevent; prohibit.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French desbarrer to lock out, bar. See de-, bar1]
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Past participle: debarred
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|Verb||1.||debar - bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.|
|2.||debar - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"|
|3.||debar - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"|
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verb bar, exclude, prohibit, black, stop, keep out, preclude, shut out, blackball, interdict, refuse admission to She could be debarred from politics for several years.
Usage: The word debar is not synonymous with disbar, which should only be used when talking about a barrister, although evidence shows that the two are often confused.
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1. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered:
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debar[dɪˈbɑːʳ] VT → excluir
to debar sb from sth → excluir a algn de algo
to debar sb from doing sth → prohibir a algn hacer algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
debar[ˌdiːˈbɑːr dɪˈbɑːr] vt (= exclude) → exclure
to debar sb from a club → exclure qn d'un club
to debar sb from doing sth → interdire à qn de faire qch
to be debarred from doing sth → se voir interdire de faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
debar[dɪˈbɑːʳ] vt (frm) to debar sb from sth → escludere qn da qc
to debar sb from doing sth → vietare a qn di fare qc
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