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boycott

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboycottboy‧cott1 /ˈbɔɪkɒt $ -kɑːt/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  PROTESTto refuse to buy something, use something, or take part in something as a way of protesting We boycott all products tested on animals.→ See Verb table
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boycottAngry taxi drivers responded by boycotting a planned workshop on treating customers courteously.It involved a group of white-owned businesses in Mississippi being boycotted by civil rights groups accusing them of racist practices.Students have threatened to boycott certain banks as a protest at their investment policies.Some Ulster Unionists have already declared they would boycott him if he were chosen.Several countries have said they may boycott next year's Olympic Games.The former Soviet-bloc countries boycotted the 1984 Olympics in response to the boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow.Four years ago seven leading men threatened to boycott the event because they considered the prize money too low.Fretilín announced that it would boycott the investigation, dismissing military guarantees of safety for those giving evidence to the commission.Six countries have threatened to boycott the Olympics.Opposition parties are boycotting the vote.
boycottboycott2 ●○○ noun [countable]  PROTESTan act of boycotting something, or the period of time when it is boycotted They are now trying to organize a boycott.boycott of/on/against a boycott on GM crops He called for a boycott of the elections.
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boycottRebel supporters from the Barnet Supporters' Association called for a boycott of all matches.Farmers are calling for a boycott of all imported meat.a boycott of the peace talksA boycott of classes also began in support of the hunger strikers.The firm staged the one-day boycott yesterday to put pressure on Liverpool City Council to pay up.No strike deadline has been set, nor has a full-fledged boycott been called.School boycotts were organized, and tens of thousands of black kids were kept home.Should all this be conveniently forgotten now that the boycott is about to be lifted?The final version merely required firms to report to the Commerce Department whenever they complied with the boycott.called for ... boycottGroups demanding an autonomous Sikh state have already called for a boycott of the elections.Opposition groups in exile had rejected the terms of the Constitution and called for a boycott.Rebel supporters from the Barnet Supporters' Association called for a boycott of all matches.Although some black groups called for a boycott of the curfew, it had the effect of restoring an uneasy calm.
From Longman Business Dictionaryboycottboy‧cott1 /ˈbɔɪkɒt-kɑːt/ verb [transitive] to refuse to buy something, use something, or take part in something, as a way of protestingIn the past, Mandela had called for people to boycott South African goods.Palestinian leaders threatened to boycott the talks.→ See Verb tableboycottboycott2 noun [countable] when people boycott something, or the period of time when it is boycottedIn 1937 the cocoa farmers imposed a boycott on European imports.He called for an end to the Arab economic boycott of Israel. secondary boycott
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Verb table
boycott
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyboycott
he, she, itboycotts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyboycotted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave boycotted
he, she, ithas boycotted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad boycotted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill boycott
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have boycotted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam boycotting
he, she, itis boycotting
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you, we, theyare boycotting
Past
I, he, she, itwas boycotting
you, we, theywere boycotting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been boycotting
he, she, ithas been boycotting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been boycotting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be boycotting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been boycotting
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