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against US English

In opposition to

strike a blow for US English

Act in support of (or opposition to)

swim with the tide US English

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

beat the drum for US English

Be ostentatiously in support of (or in opposition to)

go against in go1 US English

Oppose or resist

go against US English

Oppose or resist

run against US English

Collide with (someone)

up against in up US English

Close to or in contact with

up against US English

Close to or in contact with

find against in find US English

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

find against US English

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

kick against in kick1 US English

Express resentment at or frustration with (an institution or restriction)

kick against US English

Express resentment at or frustration with (an institution or restriction)

over against US English

Adjacent to

against time in time US English

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

against time US English

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

turn against in turn US English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile toward

turn against US English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile toward

against nature in nature US English

Unnatural or immoral

against nature US English

Unnatural or immoral

run up against US English

Experience or meet (a difficulty or problem)

set someone against in set1 US English

Cause someone to be in opposition or conflict with

set something against in set1 US English

Offset something against

up against it in up US English

Facing some serious but unspecified difficulty

come out in come US English

Declare oneself as being for or against something

come up against in come US English

Be faced with or opposed by (something such as an enemy or problem)

come up against US English

Be faced with or opposed by (something such as an enemy or problem)

dead set against in dead US English

Strongly opposed to

dead set against US English

Strongly opposed to

against the grain in grain US English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

against the grain US English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

on one's guard in guard US English

Prepared for any contingency; vigilant

hold out in hold1 US English

Resist or survive in dangerous or difficult circumstances

hope against hope in hope US English

Cling to a mere possibility

hope against hope US English

Cling to a mere possibility

play someone off in play US English

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

against the stream in stream US English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

against the stream US English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

stand out in stand US English

Persist in opposition or support of something

against the sun in sun US English

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

against the sun US English

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

have something against someone in against US English

Dislike or bear a grudge against someone

hold something against in hold1 US English

Allow past actions or circumstances to have a negative influence on one’s present attitude toward (someone)

set someone against US English

Cause someone to be in opposition or conflict with

set something against US English

Offset something against

sag1 US English

Sink, subside, or bulge downward under weight or pressure or through lack of strength

set against in set3 US English

Firmly opposed to

sin against in sin1 US English

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

strike a blow for in blow2 US English

Act in support of (or opposition to)


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