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crusade

noun uk   us   /kruːˈseɪd/
[C] a long and determined attempt to achieve something that you believe in strongly: They have long been involved in a crusade for racial equality. a moral crusade against drugs [C often plural] (also Crusade) one of the religious wars (= crusades) fought by Christians, mostly against Muslims in Palestine, in the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th centuries

crusade

verb [I] uk   us   /kruːˈseɪd/
to make an effort to achieve something that you believe in strongly: She crusaded against sex and violence on television.
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