UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /ɪmˈpɔːrt/, noun: /ˈɪmpɔːrt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ɪmˈpɔrt; n. ˈɪmpɔrt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. im pôrt, -pōrt; n. impôrt, -pōrt)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. import [goods, merchandise, products, computers, food, cars]
  2. import [goods] from [Europe, China, the UK]
  3. import [goods] into [China]
  4. import and [export, sell, distribute]
  5. imported by a [company, wholesaler, distributor, trading company]
  6. imported by [road, air, sea]
  7. imported under [license, conditions]
  8. imported [directly from, via, through]
  9. imported [illegally, legally]
  10. [license, permit, permission] to import
  11. import [photos, files, data]
  12. import (it) to a [program, computer]
  13. the [word, phrase, term] was imported to [Spanish, the US]
  14. the [word] was imported into [Spanish, the English language]
  15. the [word] was imported from [French, another language]
  1. imports and exports
  2. the import of [goods, bananas, cars, parts]
  3. specializes in imports
  4. foreign imports
  5. imports from abroad
  6. the [country, nation] depends (heavily) on imports
  7. [taxes, duties] on imports
  8. illegal imports
  9. imports from [Cuba] are illegal
  10. there is a ban on imports from [Cuba]
  11. imports from [China] have [increased, decreased, grown]
n as adj
  1. import [duties, taxes]
  2. impose an import [levy, ban, restriction] (on)
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