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an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
"an embargo on grain sales"
an order of a state forbidding foreign ships to enter, or any ships to leave, its ports.
"an embargo laid by our Emperor upon all vessels whatsoever"
impose an official ban on (trade or a country or commodity).
"all of these countries have been embargoed by the US"
seize (a ship or goods) for state service.
"they must embargo means of transport"