Embar
Embar Em*bar", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embanking}.] [Pref. em- + bar: cf. F. embarrer. Cf. {Embargo}.] 1. To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars. [1913 Webster]

Where fast embarred in mighty brazen wall. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up. [1913 Webster]

He embarred all further trade. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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