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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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Geoffrey Boycott has done this at least once, possibly twice before, if we include Geoffrey Boycott on Cricket, published in 1999, and Geoffrey Boycott: The Autobiography, published in 2006 and rereleased last year.
England great Geoffrey Boycott accused Alastair Cook's men of "poor cricket" as the over-rate slowed to a crawl on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval on Thursday.
A Radio 5 Live spokesman said: "An off-air comment made by Geoffrey Boycott in a live broadcast was heard by some listeners which we apologised for as soon as we realised it had been audible."
Whilst I admit that he did not score as many test runs as Alastair Cook has achieved in his time, Geoffrey Boycott was the master at occupying the crease and was extremely difficult to get out.
I could have got full-time help and less lip Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott on his wife,
Much of it centred around the controversial figure of Geoffrey Boycott, who is one of the former players interviewed.
"Geoffrey Boycott asked the Government for support, and I am delighted to able to donate towards funding a new helicopter for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance," he said.
He is living in cloud-cuckoo land" - Former England batsman Sir Geoffrey Boycott.
According to News.com.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.
Then there's Geoffrey Boycott for cricket, or what about Macca deciding to do a stint at LIPA?
With commentary by Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Chappell and Simon Hughes.