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

     

    outlaw

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they outlaw
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔː//
     
    he / she / it outlaws
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔːz//
     
    past simple outlawed
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔːd//
     
    past participle outlawed
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔːd//
     
    -ing form outlawing
    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtlɔːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtlɔːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1outlaw something to make something illegal synonym ban plans to outlaw the carrying of knives the outlawed nationalist party
  2. 2outlaw somebody (in the past) to make somebody an outlaw
  3. Word Origin late Old English ūtlaga (noun), ūtlagian (verb), from Old Norse útlagi, noun from útlagr ‘outlawed or banished’.Extra examples Commercial whaling has been outlawed by international agreement. He was found to be a member of the outlawed rebel movement. There are plans to outlaw the carrying of knives.
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