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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.
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pit againstTo set someone in opposition to someone else.
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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.
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turn againstTo rebel or oppose something formerly supported.
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take againstHe took against me when I was promoted over him.
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turn againstTo rotate against or in opposition to something.
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up againstFacing; challenging, or opposing.
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up againstIn contact with, abutting.
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rub up againstTo touch something with one's body.
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cry out againstTo complain strongly, usually as a group.
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go up againstTo challenge someone.
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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.
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against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.
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be up againstTo be challenged by someone or something stronger than oneself.
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run up againstBegin to encounter problems with someone or something.
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against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.
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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.
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against the collarIn a tight spot.
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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.
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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.
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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.
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rub up againstTo touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.
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rub up againstOf pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.
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go against the grainTo defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.
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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.
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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.
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at workAt one's workplace.
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at workWorking, in the process of doing work.
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busy workWork or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.
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donkey workHard, boring, routine work.
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grunt workThat is considered undesirable and therefore delegated to underlings.
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work atTo make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task.
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work outTo calculate.
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work outTo make sense of.
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work outTo extract gradually.
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work outTo conclude with the correct solution.
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work outTo succeed.
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work outTo habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
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work outTo do exercises, especially physical.
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work overTo improve a prototype, or first draft.
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work overTo physically attack someone to cause them injury.
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work spouseA man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.
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work like a charmworks great - exactly as expected
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go to workBeat up, batter.
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go to workTo begin performing some task or work.
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go to workTo go to one's job, as by commuting.
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out of workUnemployed, or having nothing to do.
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piece of workA product or manufactured article, especially an item of art or craft.
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set to workTo begin working at.
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set to workTo begin working.
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