to ban
/ˈbæn/
verb
to state that the use, possession, showing, etc. of something is not allowed, particularly officially
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1Cities across the U.S. are banning the construction of new drive-thrus.
2Is banning single-use plastic bottles a good idea?
3The state banned the slave trade.
4The agreement bans the development and possession of ground-based missiles with a range of over 500 kilometers.
5President Trump's executive orders effectively ban the use of these apps in the United States.
ban
/ˈbæn/
noun
an official rule that forbids someone to do something
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1Cities across the U.S. are banning the construction of new drive-thrus.
2Is banning single-use plastic bottles a good idea?
3The state banned the slave trade.
4The agreement bans the development and possession of ground-based missiles with a range of over 500 kilometers.
5President Trump's executive orders effectively ban the use of these apps in the United States.
to bar
/ˈbɑɹ/
verb
to not allow someone to do something or to prevent them from going somewhere
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1Supermarkets and other large stores quickly installed machines to scan these bar codes.
2After a while, companies wanted to find a way to include more information in the bar code.
3Late Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas barred enforcement of the moratorium.
4One, two, three. - Bar none.
5The population mean is often written "x-bar."
to forbid
/fɝˈbɪd/, /fɔˈbɪd/
verb
to not give permission; to order someone not to do something particularly
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1So the emperor forbid their union.
2Laws forbade the speaking of Polish or the learning of polish history.
3Heaven forbid.
4Heaven forbid!
5Church doctrine forbids such blessings.
forbidden
/ˈfɔɹbɪdən/, /fɝɹˈbɪdən/
adjective
not allowed or permitted to be done
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1- It's absolutely forbidden.
2Seeing the forbidden comes at a cost.
3Seeing the forbidden comes at a cost.
4Their forbidden love only draws them closer together.
5Shout forbidden words at Jade.
forbidden fruit
/fəbˈɪdən fɹˈuːt/
noun
a pleasure or enjoyment that is enticing yet regarded as illicit, especially sexual indulgence
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1Apples are traditionally a symbol of the forbidden fruit of knowledge and, by extension, desire.
2It's the eating of the forbidden fruit by Adam and Eve.
3Rather, the exact quote makes reference to a forbidden fruit.
4The Forbidden fruit is a famous fruit described in the book of Genesis, which is typically depicted as an apple in many illustrations and interpretations.
5Nowhere in the Bible is the forbidden fruit officially identified.
illegal
/ˌɪˈɫiɡəɫ/
adjective
forbidden by the law
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1Funerals are illegal.
2They are illegal migrants.
3Diagonal moves are illegal.
4Around 80% deforestation in the Amazon is illegal.
5A reminder, impersonation is illegal!
illegally
/ˌɪˈɫiɡəɫi/
adverb
in a way that is against the law
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1More people cross over illegally here than anywhere else along America's 2,000-mile border.
2- Illegally mismanaging his charitable foundation.
3Also, many people were harvesting bamboo illegally.
4Also, many people were harvesting bamboo illegally.
5Then In November of 2018, a young Christian missionary by the name of John Chau entered the island's waters illegally.
illicit
/ˌɪˈɫɪsət/
adjective
against the law, especially criminal law
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1With an increase in demand, illicit drug markets turned to cheaper production solutions.
2You know, illicit labor arrangement.
3Illicit drugs flooded the nation.
4Illicit fentanyl hasn't flooded the street drug supply outside North America yet.
5The illicit couple just sit.
illicitly
/ˈɪɫɪsɪtɫi/
adverb
in a manner that clearly defies the law or rules of society
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1He was illicitly up in a dormitory during the day, kissing one of the house maids.
2I mean, what could be more strong than to know that Alibaba's Jack Ma already took $6 billion illicitly from Yahoo through AliPay?
3And it did this by illicitly harvesting the profiles of 87 million people from Facebook.
4I found this one case here in one of the superblocks where people had illicitly set up shops in their garages so that they could have that kind of local service economy.
5And absent some drastic change in liberties online, we might as well be participating in that market rather than watching it happen illicitly.
impermissible
/ˌɪmpɝˈmɪsɪbəɫ/
adjective
prohibited by the law
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1"That's clearly an impermissible question."
2And so allegedly, there's impermissible variation from one place to another in the number of drop boxes that are available to voters.
3For us, all instrumentalization is by definition impermissible.
4Actually, there's evidence of impermissible motive here in the record.
5Is that just an impermissible in light of your construction of VMI?
inadmissible
/ˌɪnædˈmɪsəbəɫ/, /ˌɪnədˈmɪsəbəɫ/
adjective
not legally recognized, especially in a court of law
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1Even though Sherlock says that their evidence is inadmissible.
2As you're probably aware, hearsay is often inadmissible in court, but it's often admissible as well.
3Experts are allowed to rely on otherwise inadmissible testimony to form their expert conclusions.
4- Objection your honor, that's inadmissible and Mr. Brigance knows it.
5This is utterly inadmissible.
no
/ˈnoʊ/
determiner
used state that something is forbidden by the law
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1I have no wife, and no sons.
2I have no wife, and no sons.
3I have no idea what's going on with Michelle right now.
4After a certain point, the added weight no longer yields additional range.
5BMW spared no expense.
no go
/nˈoʊ ɡˈoʊ/
phrase
used to emphasize that something is completely impossible or prohibited
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1It's going to dry out your wine and it's going to completely dry out your cheese, no go.
2That's no go
3-That's a no go?
4No Go That last 15 seconds has got to go.
5That's a no go.
non-smoking
/nɑnsˈmoʊkɪŋ/
adjective
of a place where smoking is prohibited
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1The non-smoking queen thing was when John Mulaney, he and I were touring together
2This is a non-smoking dorm.
3- "Well, it's a non-smoking room."
4This giant cigarette outside the Vancouver Art Gallery aimed to draw attention to National Non-Smoking Week.
5My kids are very used to a non-smoking environment.
off-limits
/ˌɔˈfɫɪmɪts/
adjective
beyond the prescribed or conventional boundaries or limits that access is granted
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1The Critically Endangered Black Rhino is OFF-LIMITS.
out of order
/ˌaʊɾəv ˈɔːɹdɚ/
phrase
(of remarks or actions) in a way that is unacceptable under the rules and principles
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1The ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is out of order.
2My priorities were completely out of order.
3The whole trial is out of order.
4Thanks to the perfect aviation design, most aircraft can fly a surprisingly long distance with all engines out of order.
5This whole show is out of order.
out
/ˈaʊt/
adverb
‌not possible or not allowed
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1One day she was out shopping when she saw an old woman waiting to cross a busy street.
2Don went out for a walk in the morning but he forgot to put on his watch.
3The investors laughed out loud.
4Horseflies typically aren't out in the winter.
5Thousands of goldfish have infested West Medical Lake and are now crowding out the native fish population.
out of bounds
/ˌaʊɾəv bˈaʊndz/
phrase
beyond a place or area where people are allowed to enter
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1No one is out of bounds here.
2Alright, Sphero, the other team sent the ball out of bounds.
3You're out of bounds!
4The city hospital is also out of bounds.
5Just don't shoot out of bounds I guess?
out of the question
/ˌaʊɾəv ðə kwˈɛstʃən/
phrase
not allowed or possible
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1So, spaghetti is out of the question!
2Public gatherings are out of the question.
3The east was out of the question.
4A home outside the urban village is out of the question.
5Sleep is out of the question.
to prohibit
/pɹoʊˈhɪbət/
verb
to forbid something from being done, particularly by law
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1A lot of times, these costs prohibit new development.
2This covenant explicitly prohibits murder in Genesis 9, that is, the spilling of human blood.
3The constitution prohibits double punishment for the same crime.
4In contrast, not a single state constitution prohibited trials of former officials.
5Federal wildlife laws prohibit the removal or transportation of a dead mammal part without a permit.
prohibition
/ˌpɹoʊəˈbɪʃən/
noun
a regulation or rule that forbids the use or practice of something
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1Governments weren’t strangers to the idea of prohibition, either.
2Then, Prohibition happens.
3ending cannabis prohibition.
4Prohibition is very unlikely.
5Prohibition is in effect.
to run afoul of
/ɹˈʌn ɐfˈaʊl ʌv/
phrase
to disobey the rules or laws that ultimately leads to one facing the consequences or getting punished
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1I focus on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who should have used the Marjorie Taylor Greene moment as a leadership moment to do what a leader is supposed to do and stand up for the values of the party and the caucus, and to push aside those who run afoul of that.
2That's one narrow window that we've gleaned into how these forces are put together, that not only is there some evidence that the Russian military and security services recruit among the graduates of the country’s most prestigious and advanced technology institutes and computer science programs, but also reach into the world of the criminal underground, pulling out hackers who have run afoul of the law and are given the choice of avoiding jail time and going to work for the state.
3Because I, you know, again, I don't know why I was so happy to run afoul of the Baltimore police, but I did.
4Williamson seems to specialize in playing police officers and military men, although he did run afoul of the law when he played Baby-O in the cult favorite Con Air.
5So quickly, you run afoul of a whole lot of rules and regulations, and international treaties of the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and whatnot.
unlawful
/ənˈɫɔfəɫ/
adjective
not permitted by or conforming to the law or regulations
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1The situation with Navalny is completely unlawful.
2Maybe they're unlawful.
3It is unlawful assembly.
4It's unlawful.
5"Or contemplate the unimaginable unlawful entry."
unlawfully
/ənˈɫɔfəɫi/
adverb
in a way that contradicts with the law
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1The inquest jury ruled Stephen had been unlawfully killed in a completely unprovoked racist attack.
2- You are unlawfully taking the streets from the people!
3and then they unlawfully arrest moms.
4The campaign is dropping its claim that officials unlawfully blocked observers from watching ballot counting in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. -
5Seacat has unlawfully entered in his efforts to flee police.
to disqualify
/dɪsˈkwɑɫəˌfaɪ/
verb
to officially take away someone's right to do something for violating a rule
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1- Disqualified.
2I disqualify myself.
380% of people are immediately disqualified.
4The other one is most definitely disqualified by interest.
5- Disqualified - Oh gosh. -
sanction
/ˈsæŋkʃən/
noun
an order officially issued to limit contact or trade with a particular country that has not obeyed international law
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1Take sanctions.
2Those sanctions may include: -Reprimand - Suspension without pay - Removal - Termination of classification authority - Loss or denial of access to classified information, or -Other sanctions in accordance with applicable law and agency regulation.
3Those sanctions may include: -Reprimand - Suspension without pay - Removal - Termination of classification authority - Loss or denial of access to classified information, or -Other sanctions in accordance with applicable law and agency regulation.
4Is it company sanctioned?
5Iranian companies are facing considerable sanctions.

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