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Verb: debar (debarred,debarring)  di'baa(r) or dee'baa(r)
  1. Bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    - suspend
  2. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    "debar a strike";
    - forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off
  3. Disallow membership or entry
    "He was debarred from membership in the club";
    - bar, exclude

Derived forms: debars, debarring, debarred

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

Encyclopedia: Debar