Definition of 'boycott'
Video: pronunciation of 'boycott'
Example sentences containing 'boycott'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
To boycott a country on this basis is childish. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Fans have boycotted games in protest against the owners this term. The Sun (2016)About eighteen other countries will apparently join the boycott. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We should all boycott the country as a holiday destination. The Sun (2013)Today will see a planned match boycott in protest at his ownership. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The proposed boundary changes triggered outrage and threats to boycott future elections. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is opposition to the boycott within schools. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said he was boycotting the vote. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That led other companies to boycott its product too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is little wonder that her party has called for a boycott of the elections. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The last election was boycotted by the opposition which said that it would not be fair. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At its annual conference it voted to boycott such tests. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Merchant groups that tried to organize boycotts of products subject to the new taxes met with indifferent success. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Venezuela has also joined the boycott. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Tactics Various protests and boycotting remaining home games this season. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Britain and France have already joined in the boycotting of talks to prepare for the summit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Of course boycotts and street protests are a lesser evil than outright military conflict and at least the two sides this week proved willing to talk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It went ahead despite a boycott by the country 's main opposition party and 20 others. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He also wants to snub Danish officials and boycott the country 's products. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The players almost boycotted their opening group B game against Togo but were given assurances that the matter would be resolved. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Trends of 'boycott'
Used Occasionally. boycott is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'boycott'
British English: boycott VERB
If you boycott a country, a organization, or an activity, you refuse to be involved with it, because you disapprove of it.
The main opposition parties are boycotting the elections.
Definition of boycott from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.