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English definition of “ban”

ban

verb [T usually passive]     /bæn/ (-nn-)
B2 to forbid (= refuse to allow ) something, especially officially : The film was banned (= the government prevented it from being shown ) in several countries . [+ from + -ing verb] She was banned from driv ing for two years .Legislation and law-makingForbidding and banning things
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