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forbids, 3rd person singular present; forbade, past tense; forbidden, past participle; forbad, past tense; forbidding, present participle;
  1. Refuse to allow (something)
    • - environmental laws forbid alteration of the coast
  2. Order (someone) not to do something
    • - I was forbidden from leaving Russia
    • - my doctor has forbidden me to eat sugar
  3. Refuse (someone or something) entry to a place or area
    • - all cars are forbidden
  4. (of a circumstance or quality) Make (something) impossible; prevent
    • - the cliffs forbid any easy turning movement

  1. command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
  2. prevent: keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
  3. (forbidding) ban: an official prohibition or edict against something
  4. (forbidding) dour: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
  5. (forbidding) baleful: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the ...
  6. To disallow; To proscribe
  7. (forbidding) highly unpleasant or disagreeable; threatening or menacing
  8. DH [1] and NDH [B], POs ><, FOs up, strike palms and separate forcefully.
  9. v. to command not to do something to have a dangerous look, bad feeling