Against

  • 1 Against — Студийный альбом Se …

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  • 2 against — [ə genst′; ] also, esp. Cdn & Brit [, əgānst′] prep. [ME ayeynst, opposite to, facing < OE ongegn, ongean (see AGAIN), with adv. gen. es + unhistoric t] 1. a) in opposition to or competition with [a fight against evil] b) contrary to [against… …

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  • 3 Against — A*gainst (?; 277), prep. [OE. agens, ageynes, AS. ongegn. The s is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending. See {Again}.] 1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; in this sense often preceded by over. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Against — may refer to: Against (album), a 1998 album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura Against (song), the title track song from the Sepultura album Against (American band), an American thrash band Against (Australian band), an Australian hardcore… …

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  • 5 against — ► PREPOSITION 1) in opposition to. 2) to the disadvantage of. 3) in resistance to. 4) in anticipation of and preparation for (a difficulty). 5) in relation to (money owed, due, or lent) so as to reduce, cancel, or secure it. 6) in or into contact …

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  • 6 against — index contiguous, contra (adverb), contra (preposition), disinclined Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 against — (adv.) early 12c., agenes in opposition to, a southern variant of agen again (see AGAIN (Cf. again)), with adverbial genitive. The parasitic t turned up mid 14c. and was standard by early 16c., perhaps from influence of superlatives …

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  • 8 against — [prep] opposite to across, adjacent, contra, contrary to, counter to, facing, in contrast to, in opposition to, opposed to, opposing, versus; concept 564 …

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  • 9 against — [[t]əge̱nst, əge͟ɪnst[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, against is used in phrasal verbs such as come up against , guard against , and hold against .) 1) PREP If one thing is leaning or pressing against another, it is touching it. She… …

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  • 10 against — a|gainst W1S1 [əˈgenst, əˈgeınst US əˈgenst] prep [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: againes against (11 16 centuries), from again] 1.) a) used to say that someone opposes or disagrees with something ▪ Every council member voted against the proposal. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 against — a|gainst [ ə genst ] preposition *** 1. ) in opposition to someone or something a ) used for stating which plan, idea, or action someone opposes and thinks is wrong: Amnesty International has campaigned publicly against the death penalty. I m… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 against */*/*/ — UK [əˈɡenst] / US preposition 1) in opposition to someone/something a) used for stating which plan, idea, or action someone opposes and thinks is wrong Amnesty International has campaigned publicly against the death penalty. I m against all forms …

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  • 13 against — preposition 1 opposed to or disagreeing with an idea, belief, proposal etc: votes for and against the motion | It s against my principles to borrow money. | Several members spoke against the proposal. | be against sth: I m against all forms of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 against*/*/*/ — [əˈgenst] preposition 1) in opposition to sth used for stating which plan, idea, or action someone opposes and thinks is wrong I m against all forms of censorship.[/ex] She argued against changing the design.[/ex] the fight against drugs in our… …

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  • 15 against — prep. 1 in opposition to (fight against the invaders; am against hanging; arson is against the law). 2 into collision or in contact with (ran against a rock; lean against the wall; up against a problem). 3 to the disadvantage of (his age is… …

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  • 16 against — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, alteration of againes, from again Date: 13th century 1. a. in opposition or hostility to < spoke against his enemies > b. contrary to < against the law > c. in competition with …

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  • 17 against — /euh genst , euh gaynst /, prep. 1. in opposition to; contrary to; adverse or hostile to: twenty votes against ten; against reason. 2. in resistance to or defense from: protection against burglars. 3. in an opposite direction to: to ride against… …

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  • 18 against — a•gainst [[t]əˈgɛnst, əˈgeɪnst[/t]] prep. 1) in opposition to; contrary to: twenty votes against ten[/ex] 2) in resistance to or defense from: protection against mosquitos[/ex] 3) in an opposite direction to: walking against the wind[/ex] 4) in… …

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  • 19 against — /əˈgɛnst / (say uh genst), /əˈgeɪnst / (say uh gaynst) preposition 1. in an opposite direction to, so as to meet; towards; upon: to ride against the wind; the rain beats against the window. 2. in contact with, or in pressure upon: to lean against …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 against — preposition 1) a number of delegates were against the motion Syn: opposed to, in opposition to, hostile to, averse to, antagonistic toward, inimical to, unsympathetic to, resistant to, at odds with, in disagreement with, dead set against;… …

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