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embargonoun [C]

uk   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡəʊ/  us   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡoʊ/ (plural embargoes)
an ​order to ​temporarilystop something, ​especiallytrading or giving ​information: They have put an embargo onimports of ​clothing. The ​policeasked for a news embargo while they ​tried to ​find the ​kidnapper.

embargoverb [T]

uk   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡəʊ/  us   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡoʊ/
to ​officiallystoptrading with another ​country: They are ​planning to embargo ​oilimports.
(Definition of embargo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embargonoun [C]

 us   /ɪmˈbɑr·ɡoʊ/ (plural embargoes)
politics & government a ​governmentorder to ​temporarilystoptradingcertaingoods or with ​certaincountries: They put an embargo on ​imports of ​steel.
(Definition of embargo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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embargonoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ/ (plural embargoes) COMMERCE, POLITICS
an ​officialorder to ​stoptrading with a particular country or in particular ​goods: put/place an embargo on sth We should ​place an embargo on the ​purchase of any diamonds ​originating from the ​region until a ​review can be ​carried out.an embargo against sb/sth He has ​asked for an end to the ​arms embargo against his ​government. anarms/​oil/​trade embargo aneconomic/​international embargoimpose/enforce/tighten an embargo The U.N. Security Council ​imposed an embargo after the invasion.lift/end/ease an embargo We should ​lift the embargo and ​open up ​tradeopportunities that ​relate to ​food and ​medicines.break/violate/defy an embargo Ships ​found to be ​breaking the embargo are ​sent to a ​holdingarea.

embargoverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ/
COMMERCE, POLITICS to ​officiallystoptrade in a particular ​product or to a particular country: The US has not embargoed ​grainexports since 1980, but ​dwindlingsupplies and ​soaringprices are ​feeding fears it could ​happen again.
(Definition of embargo from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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