Definition of boycott verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boycott

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boycott
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːt//
 
he / she / it boycotts
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːts//
 
past simple boycotted
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːtɪd//
 
past participle boycotted
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form boycotting
BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪkɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪkɑːtɪŋ//
 
 
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boycott something to refuse to buy, use or take part in something as a way of protesting We are asking people to boycott goods from companies that use child labour. They have urged people to boycott foreign products. Word Originfrom the name of Captain Charles C. Boycott (1832–97), an Irish land agent treated in this way in 1880, in an attempt instigated by the Irish Land League to get rents reduced.
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