embar

[ em-bahr ]
/ ɛmˈbɑr /

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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