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 (fər-băd′, -bād′, fôr-)

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(fərˈbɪd, fɔr-)

v.t. -bade -bad -bid, -bid•den -bid, -bid•ding.

1. to command (a person) not to do or have something or not to enter some place.

2. to prohibit or bar (something); make a rule or law against: to forbid smoking.

3. to make impossible; prevent; preclude.

[before 1000]

for•bid′der, n.

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(fəˈbid) past tense forbade (fəˈbad foː(r)ˈbeid) : past participle forˈbidden verbforˈbidden adjectiveforˈbidding adjective

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