crusade against (someone or something)

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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 murder of an Indian activist who crusaded against black magic and religious charlatans has prompted protests in the city of Pune.
a fundamentalist minister who crusaded against gay rights for years, with Mark Tumeo, 46, a gay activist who fought against Hicks.
Although wrong about the reasons these physicians crusaded against abortion, Mohr and several other historians correctly recognized one key result of the Physicians' Crusade.
A week later, Winerip crusaded against NCLB overcrowding yet again, announcing in his first paragraph that NCLB "may go down in history as the most unpopular piece of education legislation ever created.
They crusaded against Haynsworth as if he were evil incarnate, and defeated his nomination by a vote of 55-45.
FOR decades I have looked on as animal-rights activists crusaded against veal, against rigid confinement for poultry and against medical research conducted on myriad living things that don't happen to be human.
Ironically, the Christian Coalition, the Religious Right organization Robertson founded, has always crusaded against legalized gambling.
The Right in this country has crusaded against sexual, cultural, and political freedom for several decades, mostly because the new civil rights and social change movements threatened the old racial, gender, and class power hierarchies.
As a West Hollywood councilman, Koretz has crusaded against guns and tobacco, and pledges to continue the fight in the Assembly.
Robertson has repeatedly crusaded against federal arts funding.
Streetcar companies made one last attempt to boost their fortunes in the 1920s with a plan to build elevated tracks, but the Los Angeles Times crusaded against them, decrying "their darkening shadows and their depressive gloom,' and the proposal was defeated at the polls.