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forbid

verb [T] uk   /fəˈbɪd/  us   /fɚ-/ (present participle forbidding, past tense forbade or old use forbad, past participle forbidden)
B2 to refuse to allow something, especially officially, or to prevent a particular plan of action by making it impossible: The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16. [+ to infinitive] He's obviously really embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone. He is forbidden from leaving the country.
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in Arabic يَمْنَع…
in Korean 금지하다…
in Malaysian melarang…
in French défendre (de)…
in Turkish yasaklamak, men etmek…
in Italian proibire, vietare…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指官方)禁止,不許,阻止,妨礙…
in Russian запрещать…
in Polish zabraniać, zakazywać…
in Vietnamese không cho phép, cấm…
in Spanish prohibir…
in Portuguese proibir…
in Thai ห้าม…
in German verbieten…
in Catalan prohibir…
in Japanese ~を禁じる…
in Indonesian melarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指官方)禁止,不许,阻止,妨碍…
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