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against definition

  • preposition:
    • In a direction or program other to: row resistant to the present.
    • to be able to come into forcible connection with: waves dashing contrary to the coast.
    • In contact with so as to sleep or press on: leaned contrary to the tree.
    • In hostile resistance or resistance to: fight against fate.
    • As opposed to; against: against my much better wisdom.
    • In competitors with: battle resistant to the record holder.
    • In contrast or comparison using the setting or history of: dark colors against a reasonable epidermis.
    • In preparation for; in expectation of: meals kept against cold weather.
    • As a defense or safeguard from: protection contrary to the cool.
    • towards account or debt of: drew a check against my bank stability.
    • Directly reverse to; facing.
    • In a contrary way to.
    • near to.
    • facing; before a background.
    • In actual connection with.
    • In physical opposition to, or in collision with.
    • on the other hand and/or comparison with.
    • In competition with, versus.
    • against.
    • in return for.
    • As counterbalance to.
    • As a charge on.
    • As defense against.
    • subjected to.
    • In expectation of; when preparing for (a particular time, occasion etc.).
    • Abreast; contrary to; dealing with; in direction of; ; -- within sense often preceded by over.
    • From an opposite way to be able to hit or are in contact with; touching; upon.
    • towards, whether the resistance is of belief or of activity; on the other side; countertop to; in contrariety to; thus, unpleasant to
    • By of prior to the time that; in preparation for; in order to be equipped for the full time when.
  • conjunction:
    • once that (some thing occurred); prior to.
  • others:
    • of movement or direction: In an opposite path to, to be able to fulfill; toward;
    • upon: as, to hit against a rock; the rain beats resistant to the window: to ride from the wind.
    • Of place: In an opposite position; straight opposing; in front of: within feeling usually preceded by more than: since, a ship is from the mouth of a river.
    • In contact with; bearing upon: as, to lean against a wall; in optical contact with (anything behind); athwart: since, the ship loomed up dark and grim resistant to the sky.
    • Of action or purpose: In opposition to; in contrariety to; unfavorable or aggressive to: as, twenty votes against ten; against legislation, explanation, or public opinion.
    • In resistance to or defense from: as, security against burglars, cold, fire, etc.; to alert one against danger; the public tend to be cautioned against pickpockets.
    • In supply for; in preparation for; in anticipation of; with reference to.
    • In exchange for; in substitution for; as a balance to: as, an exporter draws against merchandise sent.
    • for the intended purpose of eating time: as, he talked against time, that is, merely to gain time, a method sometimes adopted by members of legislative and deliberative assemblies who would like to beat some measure or movement by lapse of the time, or even to gain time for followers to assemble.
    • (by ellipsis). Against the time that; by the time that; prior to: as, be ready against I get straight back.
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