run counter to (something)

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run counter to (something)

To oppose, contravene, or work against to someone or something. The former CEO's actions run counter to everything this company stands for; as such, she has been immediately removed from her position. The governor's newest policy seems to be running counter to everything he promised during his election campaign.
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run counter to something

to be in opposition to something; to run against something. (This has nothing to do with running.) Your proposal runs counter to what is required by the manager. His idea runs counter to good sense.
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run counter to

Be in conflict with, oppose, as in Practice often runs counter to theory. This idiom, first recorded in 1843, uses counter in the sense of "in an opposite direction."
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run counter to

be or develop in conflict with.
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