Embargo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbɑːrɡoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word embargo
Brit.  |ɛmˈbɑːɡəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word embargo


- a government order imposing a trade barrier


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


...there's a standing embargo against the use of foul language in this house...

I lay no embargo on anybody's words.

Many allies are pushing to lift the embargo.

Several countries embargoed arms shipments to Yugoslavia.

Aristide asked the United Nations to embargo all trade with Haiti.

This product was embargoed by the British.

The U.S. embargoes Libya

Congress may bow to public pressure and lift the arms embargo.

The trade embargo has been in force for a year.

the furor over the oil embargo

The United Nations will lift its arms embargo against the country.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: embargo
he/she/it: embargoes
present participle: embargoing
past tense: embargoed
past participle: embargoed
singular: embargo
plural: embargoes
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