importverb [T]uk /ɪmˈpɔːt/ us /ˈɪm.pɔːrt/
importnounuk /ˈɪm.pɔːt/ us /ˈɪm.pɔːrt/
import noun (BRINGING IN)
- Further increases in imports could destabilize the economy.
- They have put an embargo on imports of clothing.
- Continued rapid growth in consumer spending will suck in more imports.
- The programme aims to make the country self-sufficient in food production and to cut energy imports.
- The tobacco industry loses millions every year due to parallel imports.
import noun (IMPORTANCE)