ban noun

ADJ. blanket, complete, total | partial | temporary | overtime | advertising a blanket advertising ban on tobacco | driving | test a nuclear test ban treaty

VERB + BAN impose, introduce, place, put The EU has imposed a ban on the import of seal skins. | lift, overturn, remove | tighten | ease The ban on exports has now been eased. | call for, demand | oppose, reject | comply with | defy The students took to the streets, defying a ban on political gatherings.

BAN + VERB come into force, start | apply to sth, cover sth The ban only covers tropical hardwood.

PREP. ~ on a ban on traffic in the town centre