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lobby

noun [C]  us   /ˈlɑ·bi/

lobby noun [C] (SPACE)

a large, open space just inside the main entrance of a public building such as a hotel, office building, or theater: As you enter the lobby, you’ll see the elevators on your right.

lobby noun [C] (PERSUADE)

politics & government a group of people who represent a particular industry or interest in dealing with a politician, official, etc.: the environmental lobby

lobby

verb [I/T]  us   /ˈlɑ·bi/

lobby verb [I/T] (PERSUADE)

politics & government to try to persuade an elected official to take a particular action or change a law: [T] Council members have been lobbying colleagues on how to vote.
lobbyist
noun [C]  us   /ˈlɑb·i·ɪst/
lobbyists for the banking industry
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