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embargo

noun [C] uk   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡəʊ/ us    /-ɡoʊ/ (plural embargoes)
an order to temporarily stop something, especially trading or giving information: They have put an embargo on imports of clothing. The police asked for a news embargo while they tried to find the kidnapper.

embargo

verb [T] uk   /ɪmˈbɑː.ɡəʊ/ us    /-ɡoʊ/
to officially stop trading with another country: They are planning to embargo oil imports.
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