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embar

[ em-bahr ]
/ ɛmˈbɑr /
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verb (used with object), em·barred, em·bar·ring.

to stop or hinder, as by a bar.
to enclose within bars; imprison.

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Origin of embar

1425–75; late Middle English embarren<Anglo-French, Middle French embarrer, equivalent to em-em-1 + barrer to bar1
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