for·bid / fərˈbid; fôr-/ • v. (-bid·ding ; past -bade / -ˈbad; -ˈbād/ or forbad / -ˈbad/ ; past part. -bid·den ) [tr.] refuse to allow (something): environmental laws forbid alteration of the coast. ∎ order (someone) not to do something: I was forbidden from leaving Russia| [tr.] my doctor has forbidden me to eat sugar. ∎ refuse (someone or something) entry to a place or area: all cars are forbidden. ∎ (of a circumstance or quality) make (something) impossible; prevent: the cliffs forbid any easy turning movement. PHRASES: God (or Heaven) forbid used to express a fervent wish that something does not happen: God forbid that this should happen to anyone ever again.
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