lobby

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /lɒbi/
  • (US) IPA: /lɑbi/
  • Hyphenation: lob‧by

Noun[change]

Singular
lobby

Plural
lobbies

  1. (countable) A lobby is the entrance of a building.
    Please wait in the lobby for the tour guide.
  2. (countable) A lobby is a group of people who try to change the policy of a government.
    The U.S. anti-gun lobby is trying to change gun laws.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lobby

Third-person singular
lobbies

Past tense
lobbied

Past participle
lobbied

Present participle
lobbying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you lobby something, you attempt to change a decision or policy.
    The group lobbied to have the law repealed.

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