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"embargo" in British English

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embargonoun [C]

uk   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡəʊ/  us   /-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   /-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)
Translations of “embargo”
in Korean 통상 금지령…
in Arabic حَظر…
in Malaysian sekatan…
in French embargo…
in Russian эмбарго…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指暫時禁止貿易或提供消息的)禁令,禁運, 限制…
in Italian embargo…
in Turkish ambargo, ticarete yasak koyma…
in Polish embargo…
in Spanish embargo…
in Vietnamese lệnh cấm vận…
in Portuguese embargo…
in Thai การสั่งห้ามค้าขาย…
in German das Embargo…
in Catalan embargament…
in Japanese 通商禁止…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指暂时禁止贸易或提供消息的)禁令,禁运, 限制…
in Indonesian embargo…
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