react against

react against (someone or something)

To do something as a response meant to counter or thwart someone or something. It seems like the economy is reacting against the sudden overabundance of natural oil that has seen fuel prices plummet. We are not simply reacting against the senator nor his policies.
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react against someone or something

to respond negatively to someone or something. Why did she react against me so strongly? There is no need to react against the plan with such force.
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References in classic literature ?
I was afraid that you would react against Paul until you went over the verge.
He remembered very vividly the violence of the emotion which had possessed him and his inability, as if he were tied down to the ground with ropes, to react against it.
Osmani assessed that Grubi should not react against VMRO and Ivanov because of the mutual past.
Europe had to react against this violation of basic principles," Merkel said.
I kind of react against fashion because I regarded it as conformity and I don't like conformity.
You can go to Germany, how many teams can really react against Bayern Munich, how many teams are powerful enough to react against Bayern Munich's dominance?
Afkham urged the legal and international organizations to step in and react against such measures and force the Zionist regime to stop its criminal acts against Palestinian inmates and respect national sovereignty of the Palestinian government.
The JI Ameer was of the view that if parliament was snipped by repudiation, the constitution the JI will strictly react against it.
It's all about how we react against Carrick and to be fair the players even reacted well in the second half on Saturday, but we can't afford to go 2-0 down," McAlinden said.
This is a scholarly work tracing a strong current in American art during the last decades of the 20th century and continuing today that react against "market-driven constructions of the body beautiful" and involve artists in essentially "enfreaking" their own bodies.
ATK Defense Group Defense Electronic Systems division vice-president and general manager Bill Kasting said the company%s warning systems provide the aircraft with the ability to detect and react against hostile threats in combat.
ALAN PARDEW says his side MUST react against Manchester United tomorrow.
Indicating that India had been slow to react against Devyani's re-indictment by the U.
It must be about what drives people to the point where the only escape is to drink to excess and to react against the society which has largely turned its back on them.