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crusade

noun [C]    /kruˈseɪd/
a long and determined attempt to achieve something you strongly believe in: She’s involved in the crusade for racial equality. The Crusades world history The Crusades were a series of wars in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries fought between Christians from Europe and Muslims in the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. crusade    /kruˈseɪd/ verb [I] He crusaded tirelessly for civil rights. crusader    /kruˈseɪ·dər/ noun [C] a crusader for social justice
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