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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embargo.


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  • Also, science press releases are "embargoed" - employees of major press outlets get to see them first, bloggers have to wait.


  • The book was treated by HarperCollins as if it were the next Harry Potter - "embargoed" until Oct. 1, the first day of the Supreme Court's fall term -- a total clampdown that made it impossible for anyone to buy the book until Monday morning.

    Jon Wiener: Clarence Thomas, Rupert Murdoch, And The Candidates

  • Last year, they somehow got an early copy of the last Harry Potter into Michiko Kakutani's hands; now reporter Dinitia Smith has broken into S&S/Margaret K. McElderry headquarters to swipe a copy of the "embargoed" Peter Pan in Scarlet.

    Who needs Judy Miller?

  • This article was submitted last week, but had to be "embargoed" or held up from publication until today, because the author's sibling was in Iran, and there was the risk that this article would have put her at risk.

    Who Are The Iranian Revolutionary Guards?

  • Often, this shows an "embargoed" story, a technique corporations use to control the media and public perception.

    The Consumerist: May 2007 Archives

  • Actually, according to Wolf, it was written earlier and "embargoed" until after the testimony was over.


  • Monday night, Bob Woodward, his first live prime time appearance on behalf of his new book, which has been embargoed which is supposed to be stunning.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2004

  • Maybe we should think about, if there's interest, do some kind of embargoed briefing or something.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • They have to make sure that we have the words "embargoed" on those documents.

    Panetta Briefing On Gop Budget Effect On Families

  • The state last spring "embargoed" and essentially impounded hundreds of containers of dairy products and other food produced at Hartmann's Gibbon farm. rss feed


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