campaign against

campaign against (someone or something)

1. To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same; to fight against someone or something. Many people in our small town are campaigning against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
2. To pursue an elected office against a specific opponent. I'll never win the student council presidency if I have to campaign against Caroline—she's so popular!
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campaign against someone or something

1. to crusade or battle against someone or something. Currently, I am campaigning against littering. Sarah is campaigning against crooked politicians.
2. to run one's political campaign against someone or something. I campaigned against the incumbent and won. John spent a lot of time campaigning against Sarah for class president.
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Now, it had been agreed between Mrs Waters and the captain that she would accompany him in his march as far as Worcester, where they were to take their leave of each other, and she was thence to return to Bath, where she was to stay till the end of the winter's campaign against the rebels.
acquire a taste for the political counsels of Mademoiselle de Keroualle, that the alliance between England and France was signed, and the English vessels, ballasted by a few millions of French gold, made a terrible campaign against the fleets of the United Provinces.
As certainly as I sit here, she is going to open the campaign against Noel Vanstone and Mrs.
We now returned to Anoroc and thence to the main-land, where I again took up the campaign against the Mahars, marching from one great buried city to another until we had passed far north of Amoz into a country where I had never been.
Poor Sorrow's campaign against sin, the world, and the devil was doomed to be of limited brilliancy--luckily perhaps for himself, considering his beginnings.
We had plenty of spectators when we mounted, for the hotel was full of English people bound overland to India and officers getting ready for the African campaign against the Abyssinian King Theodorus.
It was not for this rubbish I asked you to come over here" (he pocketed the money, however, at this point), "it was to invite your alliance in the campaign against Nastasia Philipovna tonight.
She said, "Promise me that you will not tell me anything of the plans formed for the campaign against the Count.
I understood that he had opened his campaign against Charles Augustus Milverton, but I little dreamed the strange shape which that campaign was destined to take.
This campaign against the old squires just hits the degree of democracy there is in this county.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad has announced a countrywide campaign against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 'growing intolerance in the country'.
Pressured by the elected Charter Reform Commission's power, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to place a unified proposal before voters on June 13 even as several commissioners vowed to campaign against it.
CBQ will sue the malefactors of market price manipulation in appropriate judicial forums, and see to it that the SEC and the National Association of Securities Dealers stops the Cybersmear campaign against CBQ.
The equipments and possibilities which are needed for campaign against drugs and provided by the international community for Iran are insignificant, " Najjar, who is also Iran's Interior Minister, said in a meeting Fedotov here in Tehran.
ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Capital Development Authoritys (CDA) campaign against wastage of water has failed due to poor planning.
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