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boycott

boy·cott

boycott

pronunciation:
boI kat
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: boycotted, boycotting, boycotts
definition: to refuse to buy, use, or go to, in order to make a protest or bring about a change.
Customers are boycotting the supermarket to protest high meat prices.
synonyms:
reject, shun
similar words:
avoid, ban, disregard, ignore, refuse, scorn
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of boycotting.
The Montgomery bus boycott began in 1955.
 
similar words:
embargo, picketing
derivation: boycotter (n.)
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