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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·bar·go /ɪmˈbɑr(ˌ)go/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bar·go n.; pl. Embargoes   An edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail.
 Note:If the embargo is laid on an enemy's ships, it is called a hostile embargo; if on the ships belonging to citizens of the embargoing state, it is called a civil embargo.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bar·go, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embargoed p. pr. & vb. n. Embargoing.] To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a government order imposing a trade barrier [syn: trade
          embargo, trade stoppage]
      v 1: ban the publication of (documents), as for security or
           copyright reasons; "embargoed publications"
      2: prevent commerce; "The U.S. embargoes Lybia"
      [also: embargoes (pl)]