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EMBARGO (embargoes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embargo mean? 

EMBARGO (noun)
  The noun EMBARGO has 1 sense:

1. a government order imposing a trade barrier

  Familiarity information: EMBARGO used as a noun is very rare.


EMBARGO (verb)
  The verb EMBARGO has 2 senses:

1. ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
2. prevent commerce

  Familiarity information: EMBARGO used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMBARGO (noun)


Sense 1embargo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A government order imposing a trade barrier

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

embargo; trade embargo; trade stoppage

Hypernyms ("embargo" is a kind of...):

import barrier; trade barrier (any regulation or policy that restricts international trade)


EMBARGO (verb)


Sense 1embargo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

embargoed publications

Hypernyms (to "embargo" is one way to...):

ban; censor (forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2embargo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent commerce

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The U.S. embargoes Libya

Hypernyms (to "embargo" is one way to...):

block; halt; kibosh; stop (stop from happening or developing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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