campaign against (someone or something)

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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!
See also: campaign

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.
See also: campaign
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Other Tories fear campaigning against UKIP will spark a backlash from the party's supporters in their own constituencies in May's general election.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that Zhiyong was charged with disrupting order in a public place while he was campaigning against government abuses.
We now have a bizarre situation where politicians of the same party are campaigning against each other.
Intensifying campaign against the main agents and heads of drug-trafficking networks and transit of narcotics and hallucinating drugs, waging effective campaign against Crystal (methamphetamine) production and smuggling networks, intensifying control over border crossings and bottlenecks, increasing border control to decrease drug trafficking into the country, campaigning against money laundering and drug money in the country and in the region C*are part of the measures taken for combating the supply" of narcotics, Mohammad Najjar stated.
VILLAGERS campaigning against a travellers' site in Meriden have until April 29 to leave their protest camp.
HOME Office minister Lynne Featherstone has been branded a hypocrite for campaigning against police cuts.
PROTESTERS campaigning against the planned high-speed rail link between Birmingham and London have claimed that commuters will be hit with a triple blow if the pounds 32 billion scheme goes ahead.
ANGRY parents campaigning against hospital funds being reduced handed in a petition with more than 7,000 signatures to the Health Department yesterday.
Dr Al Manie noted that the ministry is spending about 8 billion riyals every year on campaigning against smoking and treating those who suffer from smoke-related illnesses.
FAMILIES campaigning against the sale of weapons in shops are to hand a petition to a Government minister.
A TEACHERS' union will call on the Wales TUC Conference today to commit to supporting all unions in campaigning against the BNP in elections.
The peace movement has a proud record of campaigning against dictators everywhere.
Campaigning Against Public Christianity: Symbols related to Christianity seem to draw the particular ire of the ACLU.
The Freedom Association is campaigning against these unjustified tax rises and lays the blame firmly at the door of this Labour Government.
The union is campaigning against the airline's policy of requiring female cabin crew to retire at the age of 40, or 45 depending on seniority.