noun, plural em·bar·goes.
verb (used with object), em·bar·goed, em·bar·go·ing.
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Origin of embargo
OTHER WORDS FROM embargopre·em·bar·go, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH embargoboycott, embargo
Example sentences from the Web for embargo
The BBC embargoed previews of the Panorama documentary until transmission.
Almost all the hundreds of hours of interviews I conducted were embargoed—that is, not for publication before the end of 2008.
There are even many kinds of industrial raw materials and products which have never been embargoed by the Western Governments.East-West Trade Trends|Harold E. Stassen
It is understood that both rubber and leather, together with wool, have been embargoed by most of the belligerent countries.Current History, A Monthly Magazine|New York Times
For the use of such embargoed vessels during the war the usual daily freight is to be paid.
Napoleon decreed, and embargoed, and sequestered, with little effect upon national sentiment outside of New England.Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812|Alfred Thayer Mahan
The ardent friends of the bankrupt bill embargoed both the others until their favorite measure was secure.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for embargo
noun plural -goes
verb -goes, -going or -goed (tr)
Word Origin for embargo
Cultural definitions for embargo
A governmental restriction on trade for political purposes. The objective is to put pressure on other governments by prohibiting exports to or imports from those countries.