bar-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: refuse someone or something entry, passage, or progress

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 BAR NP2[patient] PP
NOTE: NP2 is forbidden access. Compare to sense 2.

He was barred from the club.
The incident led to him being barred from the country.
Team members were also barred from the race.
He could be subject to legal action if he barred the dog from the theater.
We did not bar the student from obtaining advice!

VerbNet: forbid-67
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: bar.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: block or barricade something with the purpose of preventing passage

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 BAR NP2 PP
NOTE: NP2 is secured to disallow something access. Compare to sense 1. NP2 is NOT the entity that is forbidden access.

The angry mob barred the center of the town to football supporters.
The center of the town was barred off to football supporters.
I tried to push past her but she barred my way.
The path was barred by the fallen tree.
By losing the records, they had barred the applicant's access to them.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4