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A fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
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“King Don promised his subjects that he would build a big, beautiful barrier to keep the invaders out.”
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A circumstance or obstacle that keeps people or things apart or prevents communication or progress
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“Sometimes, even the language barrier cannot keep like minds apart.”
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(British) A gate that controls access to a building or facility
“You can only get through the barrier after you scan your valid ticket.”
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A line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it
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A person or thing that reduces a shock or that forms a barrier between people or things
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A physical restriction
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An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it
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A point or place where a check is performed, especially a point along a road or on a frontier where travellers are stopped for inspection
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Ticket office
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A barrier across a toll road or toll bridge that is lifted when the toll is paid
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The outside limit of an object, area, or surface
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A wharf or dock extending from the shore
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A large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town
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The process of blocking or obstructing, or something that blocks or obstructs
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A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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An enclosure protected by a wall of wooden posts, typically used as a prison
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A cessation of work by employees in protest at the terms set by their employers
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