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ban

verb [T usually passive] uk   /bæn/ (-nn-) us  
B2 to forbid (= refuse to allow) something, especially officially: The film was banned (= the government prevented it from being shown) in several countries. [+ from + -ing verb] She was banned from driving for two years.

ban

noun [C] uk   /bæn/ us  
B2 an official order that prevents something from happening: There should be a ban on talking loudly in cinemas.
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