Boycott



to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion:
to boycott a store.
to abstain from buying or using:
to boycott foreign products.
the practice of boycotting.
an instance of boycotting.
Contemporary Examples

Russian Vodka Boycott Spreads Over Kremlin’s New Anti-Gay Laws Eliza Shapiro July 29, 2013
Paula Deen Cooks Up a Comeback, So Pass the Butter, Y’All Kevin Fallon February 12, 2014
Why the Peace Process Failed Yousef Munayyer December 2, 2012
When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’ Asawin Suebsaeng November 19, 2014
If You Want Two States, Support BDS Kathleen Peratis October 15, 2013

Historical Examples

Consumers and Wage-Earners J. Elliot Ross
Folkways William Graham Sumner
Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
Flash-lights from the Seven Seas William L. Stidger
Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918 Various

verb
(transitive) to refuse to have dealings with (a person, organization, etc) or refuse to buy (a product) as a protest or means of coercion: to boycott foreign produce
noun
an instance or the use of boycotting
noun
Geoff(rey). born 1940, English cricketer: played for Yorkshire (1962–86); played in 108 test matches (1964–1982); first England batsman to score 8,000 test runs

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