stand against (someone or something)

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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.
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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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Maneesh Bakshi Doha Cuba firmly stands against any political coercive measures such as blockade in international relations and strongly believes that political differences can be solved through peaceful means and negotiations, said Ambassador of Cuba to HE Eumelio Caballero Rodriguez.
The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly stands against violent policies of the Zionist regime, he said.
He underlined that election is not important just for the sake of voting, "rather elections mean the Iranian nation stands against the enemies after undergoing different types of pressures, cruel sanctions and malicious propaganda".
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The video of the song "El-Soor" shows El-Hawary on her accordion with Cairo's infamous downtown security walls in the background as she sings lyrics by poet Walid Taher about a poor man who stands against a wall and urinates on it and the people who built it.
He also said that the BJP stands against corruption, crime, inflation and hooliganism in the state.
DAVID BECKHAM will return for England tonight after sitting in the stands against Ukraine.
What seems clear is that the gospel does not call for a medieval papacy that blindly resists democracy, progress, and reform but for a pope (and church) that takes clear stands against the failings and injustices of our age.
Philip Randolph And The African-American Labor Movement (1931798508) probes Asa Philip Randolph's stands against injustice.
Gay and lesbian voters in Australia are now faced with choosing between two major political parties whose leaders have, both taken strong stands against same-sex marriage.
As relations with the "official" Anglican community should now be reconsidered, more vigorous efforts from both the Vatican and individual bishops should be directed to reaching out to the traditionalist Anglican communities seeking to preserve Christian moral and doctrinal stands against open vicious harassment from feminists and "gays".
Does this mean that whoever stands against Blair in Sedgfield is also ``unpopular'' or does ``unpopular'' mean ``no chance of winning''?
Frist delighted the crowd with stories of his personal religious experiences and accounts of his stands against abortion and cloning and for confirmation of Bush's judicial nominees.
"Punk stands against the status quo in a lot of ways," says Moon.
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