go against


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go against (someone or something)

1. To oppose, disagree with, or compete against someone or something. I can't take money from a charity like that, it goes against all of my core principles. You'll be going against a state champion in the next match, so you'll have to give it everything you've got!
2. To be or signal a disadvantage or undesired outcome for someone or something. The senator's uncouth comments are certain to go against him in his re-election campaign. Though we thought we had an airtight legal argument, but the court case ultimately went against us.

go against

Oppose, be in conflict with, as in Does this legislation go against their best interest? [c. 1600] Also see against the grain.

go against

v.
1. To oppose or be in conflict with something, especially a directive or a set of beliefs: Telling such lies goes against my religious beliefs. They went against their lawyers' recommendations, and now they're in jail.
2. To decide someone or something is wrong or guilty, especially in a court of law: This case finally went against the defendants, and they had to pay a fine.
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Early in 1999, when Phil Garner was still managing the Milwaukee Brewers, he recalled the days when he had southpaw Jesse Orosco in his bullpen and how he'd go against the book with him.
I go against the longings and against the prayers to feel their warm breath on my face, the buzz and rustle of the stuff of longing and prayer.
Over the course of the season you're going to get decisions where you think, 'That was a close call', but we've had six or seven go against us.
Council leader Arthur Barker said: "These plans go against our policy to improve the quality of life for Hambleton's residents and visitors.
As for KMBC going against residents wishes they certainly don't go against mine.
When you go against the ball and the player is behind, you know you will do something.
Coun Armstrong-Braun claims that on an unrelated public inquiry site visit recently, an Assembly inspector asked him why Flintshire councillors appeared to go against advice from their own planning officials.
We got to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, which was a great achievement, but obviously things went against us ( suspensions, injuries, everything that could have gone against us did go against us.
Houlton will draw the spot start and Penny will go against Arizona either Monday or Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law.
All members of the League are to be members in good standing; however, how can they be if they go against the teachings of the Pope and the Church?
Combining this with a bullish options crowd, and a definite lack of support on the short-selling front, I am inclined to go against our Schaeffer's Equity Scorecard rating of 6.
The perception is that those decisions go against us for some reason - and it's not good for us.
If you go against your daughter you could end up losing contact with her and your grandchildren altogether.
Ain't that much love in the world to go against a person's will.