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against US English

In opposition to

against US Thesaurus

a number of delegates were against the motion

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

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

set against in set3 US English

Firmly opposed to

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)

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

brush1 US English

Touch lightly and gently

case1 US English

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

crime US English

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

firm1 US English

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

proof US English

Able to withstand something damaging; resistant

kick against the pricks US English

Hurt oneself by persisting in useless resistance or protest

backlash US English

A strong and adverse reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development

bulwark US English

A person, institution, or principle that acts as a defense

crusade US English

An organized campaign concerning a political, social, or religious issue, typically motivated by a fervent desire for change

polemic US English

A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something

reaction US English

A mode of thinking or behaving that is deliberately different from previous modes of thought and behavior

remedy US English

A means of legal reparation

revolt US English

An attempt to put an end to the authority of a person or body by rebelling

secure US English

Not subject to threat; certain to remain or continue safe and unharmed

security US English

The state of being free from danger or threat

up against it in up against US English

Facing some serious but unspecified difficulty

vaccine US English

A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease

have something against someone US English

Dislike or bear a grudge against someone

against one's better judgment US English

Contrary to what one believes to be wise or sensible

there's no law against it US English

Used in spoken English to assert that one is doing nothing wrong, especially in response to an actual or implied criticism


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