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against (someone or something)

1. In opposition to or defiance of someone or something. This plan goes against my principles, so I cannot be a part of it. Are you willing to stand against such a powerful company in the courts?
2. In competition with someone or something. I'm up against a three-time state champion in the first bracket of the tournament.
3. To someone or something's detriment or disadvantage. I'm shocked that the judge ruled against us.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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