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embargo

From Wiktionary

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
embargo

Plural
embargoes

  1. An embargo is an official ban on trade with another country.
  2. An embargo is a temporary ban on making certain information public.

Verb[change]

Plain form
embargo

Third-person singular
embargoes

Past tense
embargoed

Past participle
embargoed

Present participle
embargoing

  1. (transitive) If a government embargoes, they impose a ban on trading with another country.
  2. (transitive) If you embargo something, you impose an embargo on a document.