bar out

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bar out (third-person singular simple present bars out, present participle barring out, simple past and past participle barred out)

  1. (obsolete) To shut a teacher out of the classroom as a prank.
    • 1913, Chesterton, The Victorian Age in Literature, chapter 3:
      We feel that it is a disgrace to a man like Tennyson, when he talks of the French revolutions, the huge crusades that had recreated the whole of his civilisation, as being "no graver than a schoolboy's barring out."
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)

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