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/ 5prEUtest; `protZst/ n 1 [C] statement or anaction that shows one's strong dispproval or disagreement; ; : enter/lodge/make/register a protest about/against sth * Loud protests were heard when the decision was announced. , . * stage a protest (ieorganize a demonstration) against management's handling of the dispute . 2 [U] strong disapproval or disagreement that is expressed by a statement or an action ; ; : The minister resigned in protest against the decision. . *[attrib ] a protest demonstration, march, movement, etc, ie one organized by people who disagree with official policy . 3 (idm ) under `protest unwillingly and after making protests : She paid the fine under protest. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:10
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protest
/ prE5test; prE`tZst/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn] ~ (about/against/at sth) express strong disagreement or disapproval about (sth) , ; : She protested strongly at being called a snob. . * Demonstrators protested outside the country's embassies all over Europe. . * They are holding a rally to protest against the government's defence policy. . * (US) A demonstration was planned to protest the mistreatment of prisoners. . 2 [Tn, Tf] declare (sth) solemnly or firmly, esp in reply to an accusation ; : He protested his innocence. . * She protested that she had never seen the accused man before. . 3 (idm ) pro`test too much affirm or deny sth so strongly that one's sincerity is doubted ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:10
protest
/ prE5test; prE`tZst/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn] ~ (about/against/at sth) express strong disagreement or disapproval about (sth) , ; : She protested strongly at being called a snob. . * Demonstrators protested outside the country's embassies all over Europe. . * They are holding a rally to protest against the government's defence policy. . * (US) A demonstration was planned to protest the mistreatment of prisoners. . 2 [Tn, Tf] declare (sth) solemnly or firmly, esp in reply to an accusation ; : He protested his innocence. . * She protested that she had never seen the accused man before. . 3 (idm ) pro`test too much affirm or deny sth so strongly that one's sincerity is doubted ; .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:42:10

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