level (something) against (someone or something)

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level (something) against (someone or something)

To aim or direct some criticism or verbal attack at someone or something. Often used in passive constructions. I have had my fair share of unfair accusations leveled against me over the years, but I've learned to work through it. She isn't above leveling disparaging remarks against her employees as a way of asserting her control.
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Price Control Magistrate has started operation against profiteers at district level against the profiteers during the campaign police imposed fine 20,000 to 12 shopkeepers.
Summary: This is the rupee's lowest level against the greenback since November 29, 2016
However, the same course saw an enrolment of 43.7 percent men at the PG level against women who constituted the rest.
The UK currency dropped to its lowest level against the greenback on worries over the outcome of the upcoming Brexit negotiations, pushing expats' remittance power higher.
by ONA The Sultanate came 130th (repeated) on the world level with 0 points in the terrorism risk- 0 is the highest security level against terrorism threats.
In January, AFP increased terrorism threat level against police in the country to "high" amid terror attacks in France, Canada and Australia.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 2, 2015-Euro drops to lowest level against the dollar since 2010
The pound is at its highest level against the US dollar for five years, giving UK visitors 20% more spending money than in 2009, according to foreign exchange company First Rate Exchange Services.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-March 4, 2014-Russian ruble hits lowest ever level against dollar over tensions in Ukraine
The euro fell below the $1.30 line in New York on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level against the U.S.
In the trial measuring the body's immune response (immunogenicity) to the vaccine one month after completion of a four dose Menveo series administered at two, four, six and 12-16 months of age, 100% of subjects achieved the correlated protection level against serogroups W-135 and Y, and 94% and 98% of subjects achieved this level against serogroups A and C, respectively.
The 23-year-old has been a sensation in limited-overs cricket and was blooded at Test level against Bangladesh earlier this summer, making 44 and 37 in his two innings.
The rally came as the pound slumped to its lowest level against the euro in over six months and sparked renewed fears that it could be heading for parity.
THE pound slumped to its lowest level against the US dollar in more than seven years yesterday, as fears over the Government's financial bail-out and UK debt gripped markets.
A criticism one might level against his work is that it's too slick, closer to graphic design than painting (this is especially true of the "Multigraph" and "Anti-Icon" series, which might best be viewed as studies for his larger compositions).