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English definition of “embargo”

embargo

noun [C]     /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.International politics and government
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