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embargo

Definitions


[ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
(e.g: an embargo on grain sales)

- an order of a state forbidding foreign ships to enter, or any ships to leave, its ports
(e.g: an embargo laid by our Emperor upon all vessels whatsoever)


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Origin:
early 17th century: from Spanish, from embargar ‘arrest’, based on Latin in- ‘in, within’ + barra ‘a bar’


[ɪmˈbɑːɡəʊ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- impose an official ban on (trade or a country or commodity)
(e.g: all of these countries have been embargoed by the US)

- seize (a ship or goods) for state service
(e.g: they must embargo means of transport)


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