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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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react to someone or something

to act in response to someone or something. You made some very good points. I would like to take some time to react to you. How did Mary react to the news?
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As for other complaints, the evidence consists largely of reports from physicians that their patients reacted to foods that contained MSG.
Patapoutian's team found that two types of thermoTRP channels, designated TRIA1 and TRPV1, reacted to the extract from raw garlic but not to the extract from baked garlic, which has a less pungent taste.
He shouldn't have thrown a bottle, but I shouldn't have reacted that way.
The only reaction that could occur would be if the molten iron reacted with oxygen (in the air in the mold, or in the moisture in the sand) to form iron oxide; this oxide could then react with the sand.
It is the author's opinion that rubber, when properly reacted in the AC, provides memory to the binder matrix and thereby accelerates healing without loss of physical properties in the pavement.
Most of the genes that became active were located in the plant tissues directly exposed to the extracts, but some unexposed tissues reacted as if they had picked up a systemwide danger signal.
the City Council has reacted to tragedy with - what else?
Typically a diisocyanate and a polyol are reacted to prepare a polyurethane prepolymer.
However, car manufacturers have reacted better to the current consumer demand for in-vehicle portable music player integration, compressed audio playback and DVD entertainment.
Strayer of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and his colleagues reported that people talking on either handheld or handsfree cell phones during simulated drives ran red lights more often and reacted more slowly to traffic signals than when not talking on a phone.
Wall Street reacted positively, sending Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch shares soaring, closing at $9.