embargo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (em-bär'gō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -goes, -goed, -go•ing.
- an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports.
- an injunction from a government commerce agency to refuse freight for shipment, as in case of congestion or insufficient facilities.
- any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict.
- a restraint or hindrance; prohibition.
- to impose an embargo on.
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