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2 verb
Related topics: Politics
lobby2 past tense and past participle lobbied, present participle lobbying, third person singular lobbies [intransitive and transitive]
PP to try to persuade the government or someone with political power that a law or situation should be changed
lobby for/against
The group is lobbying for a reduction in defence spending.
lobby somebody to do something
We've been lobbying our state representative to support the new health plan.
lobbyist noun [countable]

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