Definition of embargo in English:
noun (plural embargoes)
- The Arab states, which in 1973 imposed an embargo on oil shipments to the US, have not indicated any intention of repeating that action so far.
- The EU, under intense pressure from the US to maintain its arms trade embargo on China, told Beijing on Sunday not to expect an end to the ban before the middle of this year.
- By the time the US trade embargo on Vietnam was lifted in 1994, Coke already had a head start in developing the Vietnamese market.
verb (embargoes, embargoing, embargoed)[with object] Back to top
- The President of the United States on his sole decision deploys troops anywhere in the world, blockades and embargoes foreign countries, imposes trade tariffs, and engages in election cycle credit inflation.
- I once embargoed your own country because your Queen banned the Guild, did you know that?
- Publishers were also upset that the ruling prohibits collaborations between scientists in the US and embargoed countries.
- That is why it is embargoed for general publication until Friday.
- The abstract of his study was embargoed for publication in the United States on Monday 30 October, and the study will be published in Rheumatology later this month.
- At what point are we hurting ourselves and curtailing progress when we embargo publications in the name of security?
A Spanish word, from embargar ‘to arrest’. When it was first used in English, embargo referred to an order prohibiting ships from entering or leaving a country's ports, usually just before a war. These days it is an official ban on trade with a particular country.
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