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boycottverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.kɒt/ us   /ˈbɔɪ.kɑːt/
to refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval: People were urged to boycott the country's products. The union called on its members to boycott the meeting.
boycott
noun [C] uk   us  
A boycott of/against goods from the EU began in June.
(Definition of boycott from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boycottverb [T]

us   /ˈbɔɪ·kɑt/
social studies to refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval: The union called on its members to boycott the meeting.
boycott
noun [C] us   /ˈbɔɪ·kɑt/
She organized an economic boycott of the company’s products.
(Definition of boycott from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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boycottverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɔɪkɒt/ us   COMMERCE, POLITICS
to refuse to buy a product, do business with a company, or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval: Motorists boycotted the company's gas stations and its share price crashed. Opposition parties boycotted the elections as unfair.

boycottnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɔɪkɒt/ us   COMMERCE, POLITICS
the action of refusing to buy a product, do business with a company, or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval: a boycott of sth Pressure groups urged a consumer boycott of clothing brands made using child labour.call for/demand/threaten a boycott He called for a boycott of the talks.join/support a boycott Unions asked shoppers to join the boycott.
(Definition of boycott from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boycott”
in Vietnamese tẩy chay…
in Spanish boicotear…
in Malaysian memboikot…
in Thai คว่ำบาตร…
in French boycotter…
in German boykottieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絶購買(或參加), 抵制,杯葛…
in Russian бойкот…
in Turkish boykot, direniş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝购买(或参加), 抵制…
in Indonesian memboikot…
in Polish bojkot…
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