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"ban" in British English

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banverb [T usually passive]

uk   /bæn/  us   /bæn/ (-nn-)
B2 to forbid (= ​refuse to ​allow) something, ​especiallyofficially: The ​film was banned (= the ​governmentprevented it from being ​shown) in several ​countries. [+ from + -ing verb] She was banned from driving for two ​years.

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bannoun [C]

uk   /bæn/  us   /bæn/
B2 an ​officialorder that ​prevents something from ​happening: There should be a ban ontalkingloudly in ​cinemas.

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(Definition of ban from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ban" in American English

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banverb [T]

 us   /bæn/ (-nn-)
to ​forbid someone to do something or ​forbid an ​action: The ​bill would ban ​drivers from using hand-held ​phones.
ban
noun [C]  us   /bæn/
The ​presidentsupported a ban on ​assaultweapons.
(Definition of ban from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ban" in Business English

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bannoun [C]

uk   us   /bæn/
an ​officialorder that prevents someone doing something, or something from ​happening: ban on sth The ​police are enforcing the state's ban on the ​sale of fireworks.impose/enforce/lift a ban They have now ​lifted the ban on the ​export of ​live animals to ​Europe.

banverb [T]

uk   us   /bæn/ (-nn-)
to say ​officially that something is not ​allowed, or that someone is not ​allowed to do something: The ​law bans the ​import of ivory into the country.ban sb/sth from doing sth A ​number of ​airlines were banned from ​operating to the UK.
(Definition of ban from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ban”
in Korean -을 금지하다…
in Arabic يَحْظُر, يَمْنَع…
in Malaysian pengharaman…
in French interdiction…
in Russian запрещать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指官方)禁止…
in Italian vietare, bandire…
in Turkish resmen yasaklamak, men etmek…
in Polish zabraniać, zakazywać…
in Spanish prohibición, veda…
in Vietnamese lệnh cấm…
in Portuguese proibir…
in Thai คำสั่งห้าม…
in German das Verbot…
in Catalan prohibir…
in Japanese ~を禁止する, 禁じる…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指官方)禁止…
in Indonesian larangan…
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“ban” in British English

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