'mount' usage

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islandinthesun

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India - Hindi
to organize and launch (an attack, etc.)

According to other dictionaries I've looked at, campaigns and military operations can also be mounted.

Is this particular definition used only in a political/military context?
 
  • handsomechuck

    Senior Member
    American English (NYC region)
    It can be used more generally. You could say mount a legal defense/legal challenge or mount a comeback (in a football game, for example).
     

    Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    No. You can mount a political campaign, or mount a challenge in law. I think it is always something where the language used is similar to that of a military attack.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    You can also mount an expedition, which has a lot of things in common with a military campaign.
     
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