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boycottverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.kɒt/  us   /-kɑːt/
to refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval: People were urged to boycott the country's products. The union called on its members to boycott the meeting.
boycott
noun [C] uk   us  
A boycott of/against goods from the EU began in June.
Translations of “boycott”
in Vietnamese tẩy chay…
in Spanish boicotear…
in Thai คว่ำบาตร…
in Malaysian memboikot…
in French boycotter…
in German boykottieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絶購買(或參加), 抵制,杯葛…
in Indonesian memboikot…
in Russian бойкот…
in Turkish boykot, direniş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝购买(或参加), 抵制…
in Polish bojkot…
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