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em•bar•go



Pronunciation: (em-bär'gō), [key]
n., pl. -goes,
v., -goed, -go•ing.


n.
1. an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports.
2. an injunction from a government commerce agency to refuse freight for shipment, as in case of congestion or insufficient facilities.
3. any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict.
4. a restraint or hindrance; prohibition.

v.t.
to impose an embargo on.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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