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forbidden

adjective uk   /fəˈbɪd.ən/ us    /fɚ-/
B1 not allowed, especially by law: Smoking is forbidden in the cinema.
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in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指法律)禁止的,不准的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指法律)禁止的,不准的…
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