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against British & World English

In opposition to

strike a blow for British & World English

Act in support of (or opposition to)

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

close one's mind to British & World English

Refuse to consider or acknowledge

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

go against British & World English

Oppose or resist

find against British & World English

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

against time British & World English

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

take against British & World English

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

turn against British & World English

Become (or cause someone to become) hostile towards

kick against British & World English

Protest against or resist (something)

against nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

run up against British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

against the law British & World English

Illegal or unlawful

come up against British & World English

Be faced with or opposed by

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

as against in as1 British & World English

Compared or contrasted with

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

up against in up British & World English

Close to or in contact with

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

set something against British & World English

Offset something against

run against in run British & World English

Collide with (someone)

a race against time British & World English

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

divided against itself British & World English

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

take against in take British & World English

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

find against in find British & World English

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

kick against in kick1 British & World English

Protest against or resist (something)

against time in 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

kick against the pricks British & World English

Hurt oneself by persisting in useless resistance or protest

set one's face against British & World English

Resist with determination

against nature in nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

up against it in up British & World English

In a difficult situation

have something against someone British & World English

Dislike or bear a grudge towards someone

pitch someone/thing against British & World English

Pit someone or something against

come up against in come British & World English

Be faced with or opposed by

come out in come British & World English

Declare oneself as being for or against something

hold something against someone British & World English

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

against one's better judgement British & World English

Contrary to what one feels to be wise or sensible


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