embargo - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ɪmˈbɑː(r)ɡəʊ/
singularembargo
pluralembargoes
  1. 1
    a government order preventing trade with another country

    an arms/oil/trade embargo

    put/place/impose/lift an embargo on something:

    The Senate voted to lift the economic embargo on Vietnam.