mount against (someone or something)

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mount against (someone or something)

1. To gain in scale, scope, or strength in opposition to someone or something. The evidence has continued to mount against the disgraced CEO ever since the first allegations of fraud surfaced over a month ago. A rebel insurgency has begun mounting against he tyrant king.
2. To instigate, prepare, or set in motion some action or movement in opposition to someone or something. We're mounting a counter-offensive against the enemy's position in Normandy. The prosecution has mounted an aggressive and airtight case against the defendant.
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mount something against someone or something

to create or instigate something against someone or something. The prosecutor mounted a questionable case against Robert. The state mounted a very complex case against the company.
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(AFP) Nezzar recently claimed that as protests mounted against Bouteflika in April, the president's powerful brother had sought his advice on how to crush the protest movement.
HONG KONG, June 12 (Reuters) -- Hundreds of demonstrators tried to occupy an important arterial road near the offices of the Hong Kong government on Wednesday as protests mounted against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to China for trial.
But this week Northumberland County Council has re-emphasised that it is 'appalled by the campaign that has been mounted against the council's completely legitimate decision'.
The bank has asked customers to be vigilant against fraud attacks as a large number of increasingly sophisticated levels of fraud and cyber security attacks are being mounted against the agricultural industry.
On July 25, ISIS kidnapped a number of civilians, most of them women and children, following terrorist attacks that the terrorist organization mounted against villages in the province's eastern and northern countryside and a string of suicide bombings in Sweida city that killed several civilians.
Meanwhile, criticism has mounted against journalist Kavita Jakkal from Andhra Pradesh for marching up the hill shrine in police riot gear, surrounded by about a hundred policemen.
Charges have been mounted against Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Selection Committee Chairman, Graeme Labrooy, for turning his attention towards being a match referee in another international cricket tournament while SL was participating in the all important Asian Cup cricket tournament, which is considered as the most prestigious cricket tournament in the Asian zone.
A good example of the resistance, according to Roth, was the fight that activists and federal judges have mounted against Trump and his widely-condemned measures in blocking refugees and citizens of some Muslim countries from entering the US.
Any assumption that politicians have an investment in merit appointments within the police disappears in the face of the onslaught they have mounted against Inspector General (IG) of Police Allah Dino Khawaja.
Zafra said the sting operation was mounted against Nemencious, a suspected drug trafficker, by the police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
The protests were mounted against the maritime demarcation agreement that aimed to transfer sovereignty of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
ROME, Dec 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Petroleum Italia (S.p.A) asserted Monday that the company is committed to adhering to environmental standards, in response to legal action mounted against the company by a court in the southern city of Naples.
It may be recalled that repeated threats were mounted against the Pakistani citizens including Ghazal Maestro Ghulam Ali, Pakistani Actors and Pakistan Cricket Board officials visiting India.
Regardless of the magnitude of anti-party incitement mounted against our fallen by mercenaries on Saudi payroll, we warn them against going too far in their debased criticism of the party, Mousawi charged.
Qatar's Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari has said that Qatar should stop worrying about the "irregular" campaigns being mounted against its 2022 World Cup and instead concentrate on building the mega-projects needed to host the competion.