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English definition of “lobby”

lobby

verb [I or T]     /ˈlɒbi/ GOVERNMENT
to try to persuade someone in authority, usually an elected member of a government, to support laws or rules that give your organization or industry an advantage: lobby against/for sth He lobbies against restrictions on investment.lobby hard/heavily A coalition of business groups lobbied hard to have the legislation changed.lobby congress/lawmakers/ministers He said private schools would lobby the General Assembly to restore the funding.lobby to do sth After the fatal crash, safety experts blamed the fuel-tank design and lobbied to make the cars safer.
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