stand against

stand against (someone or something)

1. Literally, to lean against someone or something while standing. Please don't stand against that, it could topple over! We stood against one another back to back while we waited in line.
2. To oppose or defy someone or something. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets to stand against the government's decision. Anyone in this country who stands against the viceroy risks their very life.
3. To compete against someone or something, especially for a political election. The popular district attorney announced his intention to stand against the incumbent mayor in the election this fall.
See also: stand

stand against

v.
1. To stand next to or rest against something: He stood against the frame of the door.
2. To oppose something: Many of the students stood against the war.
3. To compete with someone in a race for elected office: She announced her intention to stand against the incumbent in the next election.
See also: stand
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The spokesperson of RIB, Modeste Mbabazi has told IGIHE that people should stand against robbery vice lest they face penalties.
Iranian players will stand against the US for their last match.
Tavernier joined players from across Britain last week to condemn racial abuse in football with the Make a Stand Against Racism campaign.
The aim of the stand against racism & Inequality education service is to deliver accessible training and learning interventions around cultural diversity and hate motivated bullying across schools in bath and north east somerset.
President Rodrigo Duterte is consistent in his stand against policemen who take advantage of the campaign against illegal drugs and those involved in the illegal drug trade.
He asserted that Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Imran Khan had same moto 'to stand against corruption and land mafia'.
Secretary-General of Dawa Party in Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki, warned against normalization with the Zionist entity, considering it a dangerous conspiracy and the Arab peoples must stand against it.
LAHORE -- ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has reiterated his party stand against the construction of Kalabagh Dam.
I think we should take a stand against anti-semitism here in this city, let Newcastle be in the forefront as it has always been.
Frank and fearless in his views, his work spanned across many decades."His strong stand against the emergency, public service and commitment to a better India will always remembered.
Whatever the outcome of their cases, and regardless of whether their clients have a right to enter or remain in the United States, the lawyers petitioning for asylum have a constitutional right to do so.<br />When Gosar attacked the asylum lawyers, he wasn't taking a stand against illegal immigration.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 20 (ANI): Former MP Sharad Yadav on Tuesday urged all the political parties to come together and stand against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
She said literary persons can play pivotal role in shaping the mindset of youth and must take stand against those who distort the facts about our national leaders.
The Iranian President also called for unity and cooperation among the independent countries to stand against pressures by the United States and Washington's efforts to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and sow discord among them.