boycott


boycott
01. Many people have decided to [boycott] that store because their clothes are made in factories where the workers are treated really badly.
02. The [boycott] was called to protest against the company's unfair labor policies.
03. The election was [boycotted] by the Opposition parties, who claimed that the vote was unfair.
04. South Africa was [boycotted] for many years in an effort to pressure the government into ending its apartheid policy.
05. A consumer group organized a [boycott] of produce grown at farms which use an excess of deadly chemicals to grow their food.
06. After Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white man in 1955, a city-wide [boycott] of buses in Montgomery, Alabama led to changes in the segregation policies in that city.
07. Janet has formed a parents' group which is promoting a [boycott] of violent television programs to pressure networks to change their practices.
08. The President has claimed that a [boycott] of the country's exports will only affect the poorest people in the country.
09. Both the Israelis and the Arabs have vowed they will [boycott] the peace conference unless the hostilities are brought to an immediate halt.
10. North Korea [boycotted] the Olympic Games when Seoul, South Korea, hosted the summer games in 1988.
11. Only 81 countries participated in the Olympic Games of 1980, which were held in Moscow because of a [boycott] against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
12. The Montgomery, Alabama [boycott] against the bus system, which made black people give up their seats to white passengers, lasted for 381 days, until the Supreme Court declared that Alabama's state and local laws requiring segregation on buses were illegal.
13. [Boycotts] can be an effective way to pressure businesses or governments into taking action to end unfair laws or business practices.
14. The environmental organization Greenpeace has called for a [boycott] of lumber produced in our province to protest the logging of old growth forest.
15. In the mid 1990s, the United Nations threatened a [boycott] of Libyan oil exports, an action that would have devastated the Libyan economy.
16. In January of 1932, the Japanese army occupied Shanghai, China to force an end to a Chinese [boycott] of Japanese goods.
17. In April of 1994, South Africa's first all-race elections were [boycotted] by the white right-wing parties.
18. In March of 1933, the government of Germany ordered a [boycott] of businesses belonging to Jewish people, and seized their bank accounts.

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  • boycott — boy·cott / bȯi ˌkät/ vt: to engage in a concerted refusal to have dealings with (as a store, business, or organization) usu. to express disapproval or to force acceptance of certain conditions see also primary boycott, secondary boycott ◇ A… …   Law dictionary

  • boycott — [ bɔjkɔt ] n. m. • 1888; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Boycottage. Le boycott des Jeux olympiques par un pays. Boycott commercial, économique. ⇒ blocus, embargo. Des boycotts. ● boycott ou boycottage nom masculin (mot anglais boycott) Action de boycotter,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Boycott — Boy cott , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boycotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boycotting}.] [From Captain Boycott, a land agent in Mayo, Ireland, so treated in 1880.] To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boycott — [boi′kät΄] vt. [after Capt. C. C. Boycott, land agent ostracized by his neighbors during the Land League agitation in Ireland in 1880] 1. to join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc. 2. to refuse to buy, sell, or use… …   English World dictionary

  • boycott — 1880, noun and verb, from Irish Land League ostracism of Capt. Charles C. Boycott (1832 1897), land agent of Lough Mask in County Mayo, who refused to lower rents for his tenant farmers. Quickly adopted by newspapers in languages as far afield as …   Etymology dictionary

  • boycott — ► VERB ▪ refuse to have commercial or social dealings with (a person, organization, or country) as a punishment or protest. ► NOUN ▪ an act of boycotting. ORIGIN from Captain Charles C. Boycott, an Irish land agent so treated in 1880 in an… …   English terms dictionary

  • Boycott — Boy cott, n. The process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction for the purpose of coercion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boycott — Boycott, Name eines engl. Kapitäns (gest. im Juni 1897 zu Flexton in Suffolk), der die Güter des Grafen Erne in der irischen Grafschaft Mayo verwaltete und sich durch seine Strenge gegen die Pachter so verhaßt machte, daß das Volk ihn förmlich in …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Boycott — Boycott, s. Boykottieren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • boycott — → boicot …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • boycott — [v] ban; refrain from using avoid, bar, blackball*, blacklist, brush off, cut off, embargo, exclude, hold aloof from, ice out*, ostracize, outlaw, pass by*, pass up*, prohibit, proscribe, refuse, reject, shut out*, snub, spurn, strike, withhold… …   New thesaurus