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embar

[em-bahr] /ɛmˈbɑr/
verb (used with object), embarred, embarring.
1.
to stop or hinder, as by a bar.
2.
to enclose within bars; imprison.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English embarren < Anglo-French, Middle French embarrer, equivalent to em- em-1 + barrer to bar1
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