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against British & World English

In opposition to

swim with the tide British & World English

Act in accordance with (or against) the prevailing opinion or tendency

strike a blow for British & World English

Act in support of (or opposition to)

close one's mind to British & World English

Refuse to consider or acknowledge

push at an open door British & World English

Have no difficulty in accomplishing a task

as against in as1 British & World English

Compared or contrasted with

as against British & World English

Compared or contrasted with

run against in run British & World English

Collide with (someone)

run against British & World English

Collide with (someone)

up against British & World English

Close to or in contact with

up against in up British & World English

Close to or in contact with

go against British & World English

Oppose or resist

find against in find British & World English

(Of a court) make a decision against or judge to be guilty

find against British & World English

(Of a court) make a decision against or judge to be guilty

take against in take British & World English

Begin to dislike (someone), often for no strong or obvious reason

take against British & World English

Begin to dislike (someone), often for no strong or obvious reason

against time in time British & World English

With utmost speed, so as to finish by a specified time

against time British & World English

With utmost speed, so as to finish by a specified time

turn against in turn British & World English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile towards

turn against British & World English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile towards

kick against in kick1 British & World English

Protest against or resist (something)

kick against British & World English

Protest against or resist (something)

against nature in nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

against nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

set someone against in set1 British & World English

Cause someone to be in opposition or conflict with

run up against in run British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

run up against British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

up against it in up British & World English

In a difficult situation

against one's wishes in against British & World English

When one is unwilling or has refused

against the law British & World English

Illegal or unlawful

come out in come British & World English

Declare oneself as being for or against something

come up against in come British & World English

Be faced with or opposed by

come up against British & World English

Be faced with or opposed by

against the grain in grain British & World English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

against the grain British & World English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

pitch someone/thing against in pitch1 British & World English

Pit someone or something against

play someone off in play British & World English

Bring people into conflict or competition for one’s own advantage

stand out in stand British & World English

Persist in opposition or support of something

against the stream in stream British & World English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

against the stream British & World English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

against the sun in sun British & World English

Against the direction of the sun’s apparent movement (in the northern hemisphere); from right to left or anticlockwise

against the sun British & World English

Against the direction of the sun’s apparent movement (in the northern hemisphere); from right to left or anticlockwise

hope against hope in hope British & World English

Cling to a mere possibility

hope against hope British & World English

Cling to a mere possibility

hold out in hold1 British & World English

Resist or survive in difficult circumstances


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