crusade against

crusade against (someone or something)

To strongly oppose someone or something and encourage others to do the same. Many people in our small town are crusading against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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crusade against someone or something

to campaign or demonstrate against someone or something. You are always crusading against one cause or another. Ed started crusading against Eric and the latter threatened suit.
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The professor was carrying on a hot crusade against materialists.
It is almost impossible for one of them to write a line on the subject, however kindly he may do so, without being suspected of wishing to open a crusade against the fair sex.
Messages were sent to the other governors of New England, and to New York and Pennsylvania, entreating them to unite in this crusade against the French.
HAFIZABAD -- Shaheen Attiq-ur-Rehman ex-Provincial Minister has stressed the need for launching crusade against illiteracy in the country.
While lauding efforts being employed by traffic police for eradication of corruption, chairman NAB said that crusade against corruption is not job of an individual or one institution but every member of society and every institution will have to play their respective role in weeding out corruption from the country.
Cruz is known for his nationwide crusade against all forms of gambling, including the illegal numbers game 'jueteng.
CDATA[ Far from turning the other cheek, Christian Palestinianists are committed to a jihad for Jesus, a kind of Chrislamic crusade against Jews and the Jewish state, and the Palestinian Jesus myth is a core component of Palestinian replacement theology.
ROMELU LUKAKU, fresh from continuing his one-man crusade against West Ham, now has another side firmly locked in his sights.
Unfortunately, when the Americans announced this crusade against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, they never came to the Security Council, they just announced the coalition and they announced that the Iraqi government gave its consent," Lavrov told Bloomberg TV in an interview.
There is a need for stringent laws against illegal drug suppliers and the ongoing cross- border smuggling," Badal said, adding that Punjab has not only launched a crusade against narcotics, but also arrested about 25,000 drug peddlers in the last one- and- a- half- years.
But TW Cable has been on a crusade against rising programming costs.
Tough new immigration rule is holding back business, says restaurant owner Page 5 Entrepreneur Levi Roots is urging youngsters to set up their own businesses Page 7 Lap dance club partners started feud over dinner Page 13 Care home owners have failed to take city council to court over fees Page 20 Free school process was shambolic, says head teacher Page 23 The Bishop of Birmingham begins crusade against poverty in city Page 25 LETTERS PAGES 28-29 IRON ANGLE PAGE 30 RICHARD MCCOMB PAGE 31 BUSINESS VIEW PAGE 32 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PAGES 36-37 LEGAL PAGE 38 FINANCE PAGE 39 CREATIVE PAGE 41 PERSONAL FINANCE PAGE 44 SPORT PAGES 50-56
When Adele "accidentally on purpose" shoplifts a pack of gum, she launches into a crusade against her saintly and dead sister, Emmanuelle.
The American College of obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) crusade against home births is further limiting women's choices of where to give' birth.
And perhaps he had forgotten the Royal Navy's crusade against slavery for a hundred years thereafter?