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protest

noun
 
 
/ˈprəʊtest/
[C or U] a strong complaint against something, or the act of complaining strongly about it: an angry/big/formal protest The chief executive of the troubled company gave up a £2.8m bonus package after big protests.in protest against/at sth He resigned in protest at the refusal to privatise the airline. The length of directors' contracts attracted a storm of protest from small shareholders at last year's annual meeting.
[C] an occasion when people show that they disagree strongly with something by standing together and shouting and carrying signs, especially on the streets: hold/organize/stage a protest Shareholders held protests against the takeover bid outside the Stock Exchange.spark/trigger a protest The plan sparked days of street protests. a large/mass/peaceful protest a protest demonstration/march
under protest if something is done under protest, it is done unwillingly: In the cruise-ship industry, some companies are paying sales tax under protest, and some aren't paying at all.
Translations of “protest”
in Korean 시위, 항의…
in Arabic يَحْتَجّ…
in Portuguese protesto…
in Catalan protesta, manifestació…
in Japanese 抗議, 反対…
in Italian protesta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抗議, 反對, 抗議活動…
in Russian протест…
in Turkish protesto…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抗议, 反对, 抗议活动…
in Polish protest…
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