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noun 
  1. An order by the government prohibiting ships from leaving port.
  2. A ban on trade with another country.
    • 2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist), Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
    • : Instead he Jefferson proposed an , an end to all trade between America and England.
      1. A temporary ban on making certain information public.
    • This copy of the federal budget is under until 2 p.m.
Translations: 
  • Italian: embargo
    1. Italian, embargo (checktrans)
verb (embargoes, embargoing, embargoed, embargoed)
  1. (transitive) To impose an embargo on trading certain goods with another country.
  2. (transitive) To impose an embargo on a document.
Etymology: From embargar 'to arrest'.


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