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Meaning of “boycott” in the English Dictionary

"boycott" in British English

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boycottverb [T]

uk   /ˈbɔɪ.kɒt/  us   /-kɑːt/
to ​refuse to ​buy a ​product or take ​part in an ​activity as a way of ​expressingstrongdisapproval: People were ​urged to boycott the country's ​products. The ​union called on ​itsmembers to boycott the ​meeting.
boycott
noun [C] uk   us  
A boycott of/againstgoods 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 ​expressingstrongdisapproval: The ​union called on ​itsmembers 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)

"boycott" in Business English

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boycottverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbɔɪkɒt/ COMMERCE, POLITICS
to ​refuse to ​buy a ​product, do ​business with a ​company, or take ​part in an ​activity as a way of ​expressingstrong disapproval: Motorists boycotted the company's ​gasstations and its ​sharepricecrashed. Opposition ​parties boycotted the ​elections as ​unfair.

boycottnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbɔɪkɒt/ 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 ​expressingstrong disapproval: a boycott of sth Pressure ​groups urged a consumer boycott of ​clothingbrands made using child ​labour.call for/demand/threaten a boycott He called for a boycott of the ​talks.join/support a boycott Unions ​askedshoppers to ​join the boycott.
(Definition of boycott from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boycott”
in Spanish boicotear…
in Vietnamese tẩy chay…
in Malaysian memboikot…
in Thai คว่ำบาตร…
in French boycotter…
in German boykottieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拒绝购买(或参加), 抵制…
in Turkish boykot, direniş…
in Russian бойкот…
in Indonesian memboikot…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拒絶購買(或參加), 抵制,杯葛…
in Polish bojkot…
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