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against

Definitions by Oxford


[əˈɡeɪnst], (Preposition)

Definitions:
- in opposition to
(e.g: the fight against crime)

- in anticipation of and preparation for (a problem or difficulty)
(e.g: he gritted his teeth against the pain)

- in or into physical contact with (something), so as to be supported by or collide with it
(e.g: she stood with her back against the door)

- in conceptual contrast to
(e.g: the benefits must be weighed against the costs)


Phrases:
- against one's wishes
- against the law
- against the rules
- have something against someone

Origin:
Middle English: from again + -s (adverbial genitive) + -t probably by association with superlatives (as in amongst)







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