- [verb] bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
- [verb] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
Synonyms: obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off
- [verb] prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
Synonyms: bar, exclude
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