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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 business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott.


vb. (present participle of boycott English)

Usage examples of "boycotting".

She explained about Akma's strategy of boycotting diggers to compel them to leave.

As I said to the reverend at one point, "I think boycotting is un-American.

Our action isn't hurting black franchisers because we're not boycotting nationally yet.

I mean, yeah, I was striking a blow for the creative spirit by boycotting Susan Boone’s and all.

She explained about Akma’s strategy of boycotting diggers to compel them to leave.

But by boycotting, refusing to buy the product, we can affect the content of the product.

I was serious about boycotting Rosie's until she abandoned her newfound passion for animal by-product cookery.

In addition, after years of boycotting the UN Security Council, Tehran expressed an interest in becoming a member.