英 [em'bɑːgəʊ; ɪm-]
- vt. 禁止出入港口；禁止或限制贸易；征用或扣押
- n. 禁令；禁止；封港令
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS GRE
em-, 进入，使。bar, 阻止。-g, 来自形容词后缀-ic.
- embargo:  Something that has been embargoed has been literally ‘placed behind bars’ (compare EMBARRASS). The word comes from Vulgar Latin *imbarricāre, which was formed from the Latin prefix in- ‘in’ and Vulgar Latin *barra (source of English bar). This passed into Spanish as embargar ‘impede, restrain’, and its derived noun embargo was borrowed into English.
=> bar, barrier
- embargo (n.)
- "order forbidding ships from certain other nations from entering or leaving a nation's ports," 1590s, from Spanish embargo "seizure, arrest; embargo," noun of action from embargar "restrain, impede, arrest, embargo," from Vulgar Latin *imbarricare, from assimilated form of in- "into, upon" (see in- (2)) + *barra (see bar (n.1)). As a verb, from 1640s. Related: Embargoed.
- 1. Britain was signalling its readiness to have the embargo lifted.
- 2. The ship was impounded under the terms of the UN trade embargo.
- 3. The embargo won't hurt us because we're used to going without.
- 4. The embargo would only hurt innocent civilians.
- 5. an arms embargo
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