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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.
Translations of “embargo”
in Korean 통상 금지령…
in Arabic حَظر…
in French embargo…
in Turkish ambargo, ticarete yasak koyma…
in Italian embargo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指暫時禁止貿易或提供消息的)禁令,禁運, 限制…
in Russian эмбарго…
in Polish embargo…
in Spanish embargo…
in Portuguese embargo…
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…
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