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pressure groupnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​group of ​people who ​work together to ​try to ​influence what other ​people or the ​governmentthink about a ​particularsubject, in ​order to ​achieve the things they ​want
(Definition of pressure group from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pressure groupnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​group of ​people who ​work together to ​try to ​influence the ​activities of ​governments, ​companies, etc.: The ​environmentalpressuregroup will today ​call for more ​regulation to ​protect the ​interests of ​localcommunities.
(Definition of pressure group from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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