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Boycott

The conscious refusal to buy products from a certain company or country. Boycotts are often organized on a large scale in an attempt to influence the behavior of companies or countries. Very often, boycotts are ethical or political.

boycott

  1. the withholding of supplies of products to a trader by a producer because the trader is, for example, in breach of CONTRACT or the trader is selling the products as LOSS LEADERS. See REFUSAL TO SUPPLY.
  2. the cessation of INTERNATIONAL TRADE, wholly or in part, with a particular country by other countries.

boycott

  1. 1the withholding of supplies of GOODS from a distributor by a producer or producers in order to force that distributor to resell those goods only on terms specified by the producer. In the past, boycotts were often used as a means of enforcing RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE.
  2. the prohibition of certain imports or exports, or a complete ban on INTERNATIONAL TRADE with a particular country by other countries.
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CRICKET legend Geoffrey Boycott has launched his most bitter attack yet on ex-lover Margaret Moore, branding her a gold-digging "conwoman".
Geoffrey Boycott believes England have only pride to play for after insisting 'the Ashes are gone' following yesterday's emphatic defeat by Australia in the second Test in Adelaide.
Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott had said: "We're not going because it's insulting.
au, Geoffrey Boycott wrote in The Telegraph that Cook's form is an embarrassment for the team and puts undue pressure on other team members.
That old rib-tickler could have been written with one Geoffrey Boycott Esq in mind.
Ex-England captain Andrew Strauss and inset above, Geoffrey Boycott <B
Plans to knight cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott were blocked because of his 1998 conviction for domestic assault, despite the honour being backed by Home Secretary Theresa May.
EOIN MORGAN brushed aside concerns about his form ahead of England's World Cup opener against Australia - but Geoffrey Boycott claims the England captain is overrated.
But yet again, the one man who would have shaken some sense into them, Geoffrey Boycott, was never given a serious thought.
Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has a house here worth pounds 2m while soccer stars Sol Campbell and Darren Anderton's are worth around pounds 3m each.
Geoffrey Boycott is nothing more than an altar boy in comparison.
London, Aug 11 ( ANI ): American singer Katy Perry has reportedly praised former England opener Geoffrey Boycott as being 'beautiful' and having a 'stunning style'.