erect a barrier

See: bar, hinder, impede
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Here Nature herself appeared to erect a barrier, and to plead against extending the innovation to these two classes.
Summary: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans on Sunday to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt and install advanced surveillance equipment to keep out illegal migrants
The other person will try and restore the proper balance by looking away, stepping behind a barrier--a desk, chair or table--crossing their arms or holding a purse or briefcase in front of them to erect a barrier, pulling back to create space, or tucking in their chin as an instinctive move of protection.
Garlic and other members of the onion genus Allium may also erect a barrier against human cancer, suggests William J.