import


import
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noun
ADJECTIVE
main, major
foreign, overseas
Australian, Japanese, etc.
cheap, low-priced (esp. AmE)
expensive
annual

The value of annual imports rose rapidly.

net

the UK's net imports of food

total
increased
illegal
parallel (esp. BrE)

parallel imports of brand name drugs from Spain into other countries

agricultural, beef, car, coal, energy, food, grain, oil, steel, textile, etc.
VERB + IMPORT
boost

pressure on the government to stimulate the faltering economy and boost imports

cut, limit, reduce, restrict
discourage
control
block, halt, prevent, stop
ban, prohibit

The government decided to prohibit the import of toxic waste.

allow, permit
finance

Most of their oil revenues are used to finance imports of consumer goods.

replace

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 (esp. BrE), restrictions
duty, tariff
price

rising import prices

licence/license
quota

A restricted import quota was set for meat products.

penetration

greater import penetration of the domestic market

PREPOSITION
import from

America has cut its oil imports from the Middle East by 73%.

import into

Special duties were imposed on imports into the republic.

PHRASES
a ban on imports, a restriction on imports
the demand for imports
a fall in imports, a rise in imports
imports and exports
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verb
ADVERB
directly
illegally, legally
specially
PREPOSITION
from

The store's croissants are imported directly from France.

into

These dogs are illegally imported into the country.

to

goods that are imported to Britain

Import is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑country
Import is used with these nouns as the object: ↑file, ↑food, ↑goods, ↑oil, ↑product, ↑slave, ↑waste

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  • Import — Import …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • import — IMPÓRT, importuri, s.n. Totalitatea operaţiilor cu caracter comercial prin care se introduc într o ţară mărfuri produse şi cumpărate din alte ţări. ♢ loc. adj. De import = a) care este importat; b) fig. străin de realităţile locale. ♦ (concr.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • import — ● import nom masculin En Belgique, montant : Une facture d un import de mille francs. import [ɛ̃pɔʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1907, Claudel; déverbal de importer, ou angl. import, spécialt « contenu, sens », de to import « importer ». → Import export. ❖ ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Import — Sm erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. import, einer Ableitung von ne. import einführen (entlehnt als importieren), aus l. importāre hineintragen, einführen , zu l. portāre tragen, befördern und l. in . Nomen agentis: Importeur.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Import — ist die gängige Bezeichnung für die Einfuhr von Waren und Dienstleistungen von Wirtschaftseinheiten, die ihren Wohnsitz außerhalb des jeweiligen Landes haben. Das Gegenteil von Import ist der Export. Der Export saldiert sich mit dem Import zum je …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • import — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. importrcie, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} sprowadzanie z innych krajów nabytych w nich towarów (czasem też kapitałów lub usług) z zamiarem wykorzystania ich na… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Import — Im*port , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Importing}.] [L. importare to bring in, to occasion, to cause; pref. im in + portare to bear. Sense 3 comes through F. importer, from the Latin. See {Port} demeanor.] 1. To bring in from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • import — I noun connotation, consequence, drift, essence, gist, gravity, idea, importance, matter, meaning, meaningfulness, moment, pith, point, purport, sense, seriousness, significance, significatio, signification, substance, sum, tenor, vis, weight,… …   Law dictionary

  • import — / impɔ:t/, it. / import/ s. ingl. [dal v. (to ) import importare ], usato in ital. al masch. (econ., comm.) [immissione di merci estere nel territorio di uno stato] ▶◀ e ◀▶ [➨ importazione] …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • import — /ˈimport, ingl. ˈɪmpɔːt/ [vc. ingl., da to import «importare»] s. m. inv. importazione CONTR. export (ingl.), esportazione …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Import — Import: Das Fremdwort für »Einfuhr« wurde Ende des 18. Jh.s aus engl. import entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist das substantivierte Verb to import »einführen«, das über frz. importer auf lat. importare (in portare) »hineinbringen; einführen« zurückgeht …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch


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