close with bars1 [usually passive] bar something to close something with a bar or barsAll the doors and windows were barred.
block2 bar something to block a road, path, etc. so that no one can passTwo police officers were barring her exit.We found our way barred by rocks.
prevent3 bar someone (from something/from doing something) to ban or prevent someone from doing somethingAsylum seekers are barred from entering the country.
no holds barred
with no rules or limits on what someone is allowed to doThere will be no holds barred in his interview with the president this evening.no holds barred