forbar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forbarren (to bar), equivalent to for- +‎ bar. Compare Middle High German verbarren (to forbar).

Verb[edit]

forbar (third-person singular simple present forbars, present participle forbarring, simple past and past participle forbarred)

  1. To bar in; to shut up.
  2. To bar, fend off, ward off.
  3. To exclude, deny.