boycott boycott  /ˈbɔ ɪ ˌkɑt/


  1. (v) refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
  2. (n) a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies



  1. And well before Gere's statement, many other activists had called for a Games boycott, for myriad reasons.
  2. New York City's million-pupil school system was threatened early this week with a massive Negro boycott in protest against de facto segregated schools.
  3. For some South Boston youngsters who are now starting their second year without school, the boycott is taking a tragic toll.


  1. Boycott at 'Hands On' Children's Museum in Jacksonville

    On Saturday, Boycott The Hands on Children's Museum Jacksonville held a demonstration along the sidewalks where the "Hands On" Children's Museum is located. Children delivered a petition letter that had over 2900 signatures to the museum.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: First Coast News

  2. Colo. wildlife officials see no signs of hunter boycott

    GUNNISON x2013 Colorado wildlife officials say they see no signs that hunters across the country are boycotting Colorado because of new laws meant to curtail gun violence, but they wonx2019t know for sure until October or November.Hunters and gun-rights activists threatened a boycott earlier this year after state lawmakers passed...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Durango Herald

  3. Boycott of meeting leads to cancellation

    In protest of a July 1 swearing-in date for new city council members, incoming Councilmen Peter Wangsness and Brian Crafts boycotted a special committee meeting on Monday. In addition, current council
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Pedro Valley News-Sun

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  1. "I believe a boycott of the Beijing Olympics would unfairly harm our athletes who have worked so hard to prepare for the competition," Pelosi said in a statement.
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: CBS News

  2. "The International Olympic Committee has consistently resisted calls for a boycott of the Olympic games," Rogge said.
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: TV3 News

  3. "If the Chinese do not take steps to help stop the genocide in Darfur and to respect the dignity, security and human rights of the Tibetan people, then the president should boycott the opening ceremonies," Obama said.
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: Leading The Charge

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