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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
HUGO CHAVEZ, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against US influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died on Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
That's what happened in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on November 8 when voters replaced city councilman Jimmie Hicks Jr., 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.
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They crusaded against Haynsworth as if he were evil incarnate, and defeated his nomination by a vote of 55-45.
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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.
Robertson has repeatedly crusaded against federal arts funding.