embar

transitive verb

em·​bar
ə̇m,
em+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Embar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embar. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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