US: /ˈɪmˌpɔɹt/, /ˌɪmˈpɔɹt/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- mang vào; hiểu ngầm; nhập cảng (hàng hoá)
Advanced English dictionary
1 [C, usually pl.] a product or service that is brought into one country from another: food imports from abroad
2 [U, pl.] the act of bringing a product or service into one country from another: The report calls for a ban on the import of hazardous waste. + import controls + an import licence + imports of oil
3 [U] (formal) importance: matters of great import
4 the ~ (of sth) [sing.] (formal) the meaning of sth, especially when it is not immediately clear: It is difficult to understand the full import of this statement.
+ verb [VN] ~ sth (from ...)
~ sth (into ...) to bring a product, a service, an idea, etc. into one country from another: The country has to import most of its raw materials. + goods imported from Japan into the US + customs imported from the West
importation noun [U, C]: a ban on the importation of ivory
1 introduce, bring in:
We import the raw materials and export the finished product.
2 convey, mean, signify, denote, imply, betoken:
He was a dictator, in all the senses that word imports.
3 meaning, sense, denotation, signification, gist, drift, thrust, intention, implication, purport, connotation, suggestion, allusion, intimation:
It was difficult for me to catch the import of her words.
4 importance, significance, weight, consequence, moment, substance:
One could see at once that she was a personage of some import.
main, major | foreign, overseas | cheap | annual
The value of annual imports rose rapidly.
the UK's net imports of food
| total | essential | luxury | illegal | agricultural, car, coal, energy, food, grain, oil, steel, etc.
VERB + IMPORT
pressure on the government to stimulate the faltering economy and boost imports
| curb, cut, reduce, restrict | discourage | control | block, prevent, stop | ban, prohibit
The government decided to prohibit the import of toxic waste.
Most of their oil revenues are used to finance imports of consumer and capital goods.
The industry aims both to increase exports and replace imports.
IMPORT + VERB
grow, increase, rise | drop, fall | be valued at sth, total sth
Imports were valued at £516 million last month.
| account for sth
Imports of foodstuffs accounted for a small proportion of total imports.
IMPORT + NOUN
ban, control, restrictions | duty, tariff | price
rising import prices
| licence | quota
A restricted import quota was set for meat products.
greater import penetration of the domestic market
America has cut its oil imports from the Middle East by 73%.
| ~ into
Special duties were imposed on imports into the republic.
a ban/restriction on imports, the demand for imports, a fall/rise in imports
indicators ~ be down/up
With the share price down at 234p, it might be time to start buying. The CAC index was up 18.84 points.
~ reach sth, stand at sth
Consumer confidence reached a 30-year high. Second quarter sales stood at £ 18 billion.
~ be/remain unchanged
The 100 Share Index remained unchanged at 5297.
~ gain (sth)
The share gained 19 cents to close at 4.38.
~ suffer (sth)
Profit margins suffered when the company lowered prices to remain competitive.
~ climb, edge up, go up, increase ( ~ increase in value
), jump, rise, rocket, shoot up, skyrocket, soar (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Earnings per share climbed from 3.5p to 5.1p. The pound has increased in value relative to the euro. Profits have shot up by a staggering 25%. Oil prices have skyrocketed.
~ come/go down, crash, decline, decrease ( ~ decrease in value
), dive, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, shrink, slip, slump (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Banana exports crashed nearly 50%. The pound fell to a 14-year low against the dollar. Net income plummeted to USD 3.7 million.
directly | illegally, legally | specially
The store's croissants are imported directly from France.
These dogs are illegally imported into the country.
goods that are imported to Britain
Concise English dictionary
+commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
+an imported person brought from a foreign country
+the message that is intended or expressed or signified
+a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
+having important effects or influence
+bring in from abroad
+indicate or signify