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prohibit

verb uk   us   /prəˈhɪb.ɪt/
B2 [T often passive] to officially refuse to allow something: Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving in the town centre. The government introduced a law prohibiting tobacco advertisements on TV. Parking is strictly prohibited between these gates. [T] to prevent a particular activity by making it impossible: The loudness of the music prohibits serious conversation in most nightclubs.
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in Arabic يَمْنَع…
in Korean -을 법으로 금지하다…
in Malaysian melarang…
in French interdire…
in Turkish yasaklamak, menetmek…
in Italian proibire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禁止, 阻止, 妨礙…
in Russian запрещать…
in Polish zabraniać, zakazywać…
in Vietnamese cấm…
in Spanish prohibir…
in Portuguese proibir…
in Thai ห้าม…
in German verbieten…
in Catalan prohibir…
in Japanese ~を禁止する…
in Indonesian melarang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 禁止, 阻止, 妨碍…
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