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

 

embargo

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verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embargo
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊ//
 
he / she / it embargoes
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊz//
 
past simple embargoed
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊd//
 
past participle embargoed
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊd//
 
-ing form embargoing
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊɪŋ//
 
 
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(embargoes, embargoing, embargoed, embargoed) embargo something to place an embargo on something synonym boycott There have been calls to embargo all arms shipments to the region. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Spanish, from embargar ‘arrest’, based on Latin in- ‘in, within’ + barra ‘a bar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embargo

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