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behind bars

Definition of behind bars

  1. :  in jail or prison <He has been behind bars for 10 years.>



Word by Word Definitions

behindplay
  1. :  in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from

    :  in, to, or toward the back

    :  later in time

  1. :  in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of

    : used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer

    :  following in order

  1. :  buttocks

barplay bars
  1. :  a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide and has any of various uses (as for a lever, support, barrier, or fastening)

    :  a solid piece or block of material that is longer than it is wide

    :  a usually rigid piece (as of wood or metal) longer than it is wide that is used as a handle or support

  1. :  to fasten with a bar

    :  to place bars across to prevent ingress or egress

    :  to mark with bars :  stripe

  1. :  except

  1. :  a unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals

  1. : barometer; barometric

    : barrel


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