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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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As the death of 11 soldiers in military outpost in terrorist attack in southeastern province of Hakkari burst Turkey into sorrow, public reacted against some political statements made after the incident.
Scotland failed to qualify for this year's World Cup and supporters have reacted against blanket media coverage of the England team's progress.
Having criticised his players for their "worst performance of the season", Carlisle United player-manager Paul Simpson has been quick to praise them for the way they reacted against York City on Tuesday.
Finally he looks at how the various sects reacted against this and sought to return to their ideological roots, especially the Methodists who were losing out to the Baptists in the religious marketplace.
Erasmuss ideal of a commonwealth of the learned and pious laity reacted against the corporatist organization, civil and religious, of that highly urbanized society.
English novelist, social critic, and translator who reacted against traditional realist literature by inventing new forms for her own works.
Influenced by Theophile Gautier 's theory of art for art's sake, they reacted against the excessive emotion and subjectivity of romanticism.
Former high official, Adelina Marku stringently reacted against the small Albanian parties in Macedonia, which according to her falsely stress they want to join their political forces.
This demand was severely condemned and reacted against by various student and academic quarters, after it was immediately rescinded.
Commenting on a tv series called "Ayrilik" (Separation), Arinc said, "If Israel has reacted against the TV series, we will talk to them on the matter.
Shares in the world's second-biggest brewer SABMiller fell nearly 4pc yesterday as investors reacted against its purchase of Peroni.
Czech author and political journalist, a master prose stylist who reacted against Romanticism and through his writings gave the Czech language a more modern character.
It especially reacted against the growing demands for literature to concern itself with political themes.
Sinadinovska stated for ALSAT M that she has nothing against Albanians and respect them as people but she reacted against the abuse of the family name for the political and financial goals of Branislav Sinadinovski.
ISLAMABAD, March 23, 2012 (Frontier Star): Residents of federal capital have sharply reacted against suspension of Daewoo Shuttle service from Islamabad to Rawalpindi terming it anti people step.