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*against someone or something

1. in opposition to someone or something; in competition with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; run ~; stand ~.) I am against everything you stand for. She ran against me in the election.
2. to the disadvantage of someone or something; in opposition to someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; go ~; run ~; turn ~.) When did the trial go against us?
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forgetfulness, forgetfulness is weighed against sleep, sleep is weighed
I'm against bailouts, handouts, safety nets, and assistance.
First, the main instrument, apart from moral suasion against member states violating their treaty obligations--the initiation of an infringement procedure--is often the beginning of a cumbersome and time-consuming process.
The group's mission was to launch a citizens' movement against the PATRIOT Act.
26 billion judgment against the Uzan family of Turkey for perpetrating a massive fraud against Motorola.
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Kevin Weaver, a San Francisco-based coordinator for Out Against the War, initiated a publicity campaign against the gay rights group late last year.
Therefore, public officials, including police officers, cannot be forced to make such a choice and answer questions and, then later, be found to have exercised their free will voluntarily, allowing their answers to be used against them in a criminal proceeding.
Two decades later, when Congress was voting for war again, Jeannette Rankin was the one vote against it.
The majority of the 3,109 bias-motivated offenses involving crimes against property (81.
The Federal Reserve Board announced on April 21, 2005, the issuance of a consent order of assessment of a civil money penalty against the Irwin Union Bank, Columbus, Indiana, a state member bank.
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These crimes against humanity were condemned around the world.