embar

transitive verb em·bar \ə̇m, em+\

Definition of embar

  1. :  to stop, check, or hinder by or as if by enclosing with bars: such as a obsolete :  to interrupt or impede (something, such as commerce) by an embargo b archaic :  enclose imprison c obsolete :  to put a stop to by legal means :  bar embar a claim

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Origin and Etymology of embar

Middle English enbarren, from Middle French embarrer, from em- 1en- + barre bar


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