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
ADV. effectively | formally, officially
VERB + BAN attempt to, seek to, try to | vote to MPs voted to ban hunting with dogs.
PREP. from He has been banned from driving for a year.
PHRASES an attempt/a move to ban sth a move to ban cigarette adverts | a decision to ban sth