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Meaning of boycott

boy•cott

Pronunciation: (boi'kot), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion: to boycott a store.
  2. to abstain from buying or using: to boycott foreign products.
—n.
  1. the practice of boycotting.
  2. an instance of boycotting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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