Translation of "ban" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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banverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /bæn/ us /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. 有幾個國家都禁止播放這部電影。
[ + from + -ing verb ] She was banned from driving for two years. 她被禁止駕駛兩年。

More examples

  • The council plans to ban circuses with performing animals.
  • The proposed new law would ban picketing.
  • The council is making a move to ban traffic in some parts of the city.
  • Certain chemicals have been banned because of their damaging effect on the environment.
  • He's been banned from driving for six months.

bannoun [ C ]

uk /bæn/ us /bæn/

B2 an official order that prevents something from happening

There should be a ban on talking loudly in cinemas. 戲院裡應該禁止大聲交談。

More examples

  • The ban on media reporting during the election has made some people question the fairness of the election .
  • The severe drought has led to a hosepipe ban in eastern England.
  • The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.
  • The British Medical Association is/are campaigning for a complete ban on tobacco advertising.
  • At last they've lifted the ban on jeans at the club.

(Translation of “ban” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)