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sbarra +‎ -are.



sbarrare (transitive)

  1. to block, bar (a path, door, etc.)
    sbarrare la portato bolt the door
    sbarrare le usciteto block the exits
    una frana sbarra la statale
    a landslide is blocking the highway
  2. to prevent (a person or animal) from moving forward by putting oneself in front
    un uomo mi spadroneggiò e mi sbarrò il passo
    a man was bossing me around and impeding my stride
  3. to open wide (the eyes) (due to amazement, horror, etc.)
  4. to cancel, cross out, strike out
  5. to remove the blank space left on an official document, recording, etc. to prevent subsequent additions or alterations
    sbarrare un verbaleto remove the blank space from the record


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Further reading[edit]

  • sbarrare in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana