[ US /ɛmˈbɑɹɡoʊ/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbˈɑːɡə‍ʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a government order imposing a trade barrier
VERB
  1. ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    embargoed publications
  2. prevent commerce
    The U.S. embargoes Libya
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How To Use embargo In A Sentence

  • Anyway, it may be that Iain posted this pre-embargo with the full consent of the party machine. EXCLUSIVE: Tories Appoint Andy Coulson New Director of Communications
  • So, should the media have the right to ignore a news embargo and break a story early if the information is leaked from another source?
  • Part of the trouble was that there wasn't very much else to write about, as the nature of the content between the covers was embargoed until the eve of publication day - today.
  • 1976 - A triple veto in UN Security Council by Britain, France and the United States blocks a resolution that would have embargoed arms shipments to South Africa.
  • 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.
  • We must remember this fact because it refutes the argument that one imposes a blockade, embargo, or sanction as a bloodless and humane way of coercing the leaders of a target country.
  • He lifted the trade embargo on Vietnam and pledged to work towards the creation of a trans-Pacific free-trade zone.
  • My only conversational embargo is on property prices,' said Andrea. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • The statelet will now continue to endure international trade embargoes and isolation.
  • Monsignor Rolfe would have no hope of claiming an embargo on it this time. GRACE
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