wage against

wage (something) against (someone or something)

To initiate, engage in, or carry on some kind of prolonged attack or assault against someone, something, or some group. The country has begun waging war against its neighbors in an attempt to control the continent. The new mayor has vowed to wage a battle against drug addiction in her city. It has become clear that the organization is waging an all-out assault against those in the media trying to expose their unscrupulous practices.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

wage something against someone or something

to carry on something against someone or a group. They waged war against the aggressors. Are you still waging your battle against your father?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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