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embargo - Dictionary definition and meaning for word embargo

(noun) a government order imposing a trade barrier
(verb) ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
Example Sentence
  • embargoed publications

(verb) prevent commerce
Example Sentence
  • The U.S. embargoes Libya

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for embargo

embargo = ban + cargo
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by atiya

end+bar( a way of earning money , a kind of business)+go--imagine if the government Bans(end) people from Going to the Bar's, it is IN TURN stopping the business activity.
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by preetisoni2411

they bar a business activity from going, we call it embargo
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by deepecemnit

embargo ~ end+bargains ... kinda loss or restriction on trade
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by kalyan02

In the wordo emBARGO( sounds like CARGO), so in most of the planes some of the items are banned
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by kirthikian

Remember bargo with margo soap:- The government imposed a ban on business of margo soaps.
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by bhanukishore22

embargo = no barge go
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