barrier

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbæriər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbæriɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(barē ər)


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barrier

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [significant, minor, unsurmountable] barrier
  2. a traffic, pedestrian] barrier
  3. a barrier blocking the [road, way, path]
  4. put a barrier down to block the [road]
  5. put down a barrier to block the [road]
  6. [cross, destroy, get over, surmount] the barrier
  7. a barrier to [prevent, close, restrict]
  8. the barrier [prevents]
  9. a barrier that [prevents]
  10. despite the [language, cultural] barrier
  11. [impeded, stopped, hindered] by the language barrier
  12. a [concrete, steel, sand] barrier
  13. stop at the [railway, level-crossing] barrier
  14. was stopped at the [entrance, factory, plant] barriers
  15. [skipped, jumped over] the entrance barriers
  16. the [train, subway, platform, station] barriers
  17. the barriers of entry [to, into]
  18. too many barriers to entry
  19. a trade barrier (on)
  20. the economic barriers to [starting a business, buying a house]
  21. [broke, surpassed] the sound barrier
  22. [overcome, shake off, get rid of] mental barriers
  23. a [physical, mental, psychological] barrier
n as adj
  1. the Great Barrier Reef
  2. a barrier island
  3. barrier-free [access, education]
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