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against British & World English

In opposition to

against English Thesaurus

a number of delegates opened by saying that they were against the motion

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

swim with the tide British & World English

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

as against British & World English

Compared or contrasted with

run against British & World English

Collide with (someone)

up against British & World English

Close to or in contact with

find against British & World English

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

kick against British & World English

Protest against or resist (something)

take against British & World English

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

against time British & World English

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

turn against British & World English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile towards

against nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

run up against British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

come up against British & World English

Be faced with or opposed by

against the grain British & World English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

hope against hope British & World English

Cling to a mere possibility

against the stream British & World English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

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

against one's wishes British & World English

When one is unwilling or has refused

set someone against British & World English

Cause someone to be in opposition or conflict with

pin British & World English

Hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move

sin against in sin1 British & World English

Offend against (God, a person, or a principle)

divided against itself British & World English

(Of a group which should be coherent) split by factional interests

set one's face against British & World English

Resist with determination

a race against time British & World English

A situation in which something must be done before a particular point in time

bias British & World English

Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair

brace British & World English

Press (one’s body or part of one’s body) firmly against something in order to stay balanced

bring British & World English

Initiate (legal action) against someone

brush1 British & World English

Touch lightly and gently

case1 British & World English

A set of facts or arguments supporting one side of a debate or controversy

check something against in check1 British & World English

Verify the accuracy of something by comparing it with (something else)

check against in check1 British & World English

Provide a means of preventing

cover British & World English

(Of insurance) protect against a liability, loss, or accident involving financial consequences

cover oneself in cover British & World English

Take precautionary measures so as to protect oneself against future blame or liability

crime British & World English

An action or activity considered to be evil, shameful, or wrong

etch British & World English

Cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible

file1 British & World English

Submit (a legal document, application, or charge) to be placed on record by the appropriate authority

firm1 British & World English

(Of a currency, shares, etc.) having a steady value or price which is more likely to rise than fall

hedge British & World English

A way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances

lean against/on in lean1 British & World English

Incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something)


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