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1‘the main opposition parties boycotted the elections’
spurn, snub, cold-shoulder, shun, avoid, abstain from, stay away from, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, refuse to take part in, turn one's back on, have nothing to do with, wash one's hands of
ban, bar, reject, veto, embargo, place an embargo on, prohibit, debar, outlaw, proscribe, interdict, blackball, blacklist
British dated black
support, approve of
1‘they called for a boycott on the use of tropical timbers’
ban, bar, veto, embargo, moratorium, prohibition, proscription, interdict, injunction, sanction, restriction, barrier
avoidance, shunning, rejection, refusal
informal thumbs down, red light, knock-back
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