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veto

verb [T]     /ˈviː.təʊ/ US  /-t̬oʊ/
to refuse to allow something: In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the Common Market. [+ -ing verb] My boss vetoed my taking any more time off this year.Forbidding and banning thingsRefusing and rejecting
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