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as in beam
a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide all of the prison's windows are partially covered with steel bars

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as in streak
a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background the cat had a bar of white down her throat

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as in mound
a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow) more than one boater has run aground on that treacherous bar of sand in the river

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as in tribunal
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice rather than try and convict the alleged murderer in the mass media, let justice be done at the bar

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as in standard
something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared we need to raise the bar for what is acceptable behavior in this situation

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verb

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as in to streak
to make stripes on barred the fence with white strips

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as in to guard
to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point the bikeway was barred by a huge fallen tree

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“Bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bar. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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