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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To join together in refusing to buy, sell, or have any dealings with someone, as a way of protesting.

Usage examples (36)
  • The activists' boycott led the tuna industry to change its fishing nets so that no dolphins could be accidentally caught in them.
  • The term boycott only dates to 1880 in Ireland and Captain Charles Cunningham boycott.
  • Starting a boycott is the only way we will make our voices heard.
  • Elmer, a boycott is a good idea, so long as the advertisers (boycottees) are aware of it. for more
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