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against US English

In opposition to

strike a blow for US English

Act in support of (or opposition to)

beat the drum for US English

Be ostentatiously in support of (or in opposition to)

swim with the tide US English

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

against US Thesaurus

a number of delegates were against the motion

go against US English

Oppose or resist

run against US English

Collide with (someone)

up against US English

Close to or in contact with

find against US English

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

kick against US English

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

over against US English

Adjacent to

against time US English

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

turn against US English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile toward

against nature US English

Unnatural or immoral

run up against US English

Experience or meet (a difficulty or problem)

come up against US English

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

dead set against US English

Strongly opposed to

against the grain US English

Contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something

hope against hope US English

Cling to a mere possibility

against the stream US English

Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency

against the sun US English

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

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)

crime against humanity US English

A deliberate act, typically as part of a systematic campaign, that causes human suffering or death on a large scale

divided against itself US English

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

set one's face against US English

Oppose or resist with determination

hold something against US English

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

a race against time US English

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

pit one's wits against US English

Compete with (someone or something)

armor US English

Provide (someone) with emotional, social, or other defenses

beat on/against in beat US English

Strike repeatedly on

bias US English

Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair

be biased in bias US English

Cause to feel or show inclination or prejudice for or against someone or something

brace US English

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

brush1 US English

Touch lightly and gently

bump US English

Cause to collide with something

butt1 US English

Strike (the head) against something

case1 US English

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

check something against in check1 US English

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

check against in check1 US English

Provide a means of preventing

cover US English

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

cover oneself in cover US English

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

crime US English

An action or activity that, although not illegal, is considered to be evil, shameful, or wrong

draw US English

Obtain or withdraw (money) from a bank or other source

drive US English

(Of wind, water, or snow) move or fall with great force

etch US English

Cause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible

firm1 US English

(Of a currency, a commodity, or shares) having a steady value or price that is more likely to rise than fall

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