mount resistance

mount resistance

To try to stop or keep something from happening. I'm worried that the townspeople are going to mount resistance once they learn that yet another tax has been levied against them.
See also: mount, resistance
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The camera was unable to separate Phantom Bridge, ridden by William Nevett and Davy's mount Resistance in the Beechfield Handicap.
The weak and vulnerable and those least likely to mount resistance, like single parents, will also be hammered.
For they prove every day that they are losers, ineligible to rule and even to mount resistance.
Subsequent chapters take the same approach in exploring the ways enslaved people used secret meetings and parties, the wearing of prohibited clothing, the consumption of alcohol, and homes and private property to mount resistance (60-61, 116).
Ending a decade-long quest, scientists have now identified a gene that enables the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum to mount resistance to chloroquine, a major antimalarial drug that has become increasingly ineffective around the world.