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run up againstBegin to encounter problems with someone or something.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch something with one's body.Rate it:

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cry out againstTo complain strongly, usually as a group.Rate it:

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go up againstTo challenge someone.Rate it:

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pit againstTo set someone in opposition to someone else.Rate it:

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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.Rate it:

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be up againstTo be challenged by someone or something stronger than oneself.Rate it:

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turn againstTo rebel or oppose something formerly supported.Rate it:

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weigh againstTo be disadvantageous to someone.Rate it:

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against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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against the collarIn a tight spot.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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against the worldTogether; as a group, unit, or couple.Rate it:

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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.Rate it:

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bring up againstTo cause someone to have to solve a problem or deal with an issue.Rate it:

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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.Rate it:

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give againstto attack or assaultRate it:

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give againstto impinge againstRate it:

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go againstTo violate; to breach; to break.Rate it:

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go againstTo be unfavourable to someone.Rate it:

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go againstTo be contrary to a trend, feeling or principle.Rate it:

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go againstTo oppose; to resistRate it:

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go against the grainTo defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.Rate it:

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hold againstTo think less of for.Rate it:

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hope against hopeTo continue to hope, even when what is hoped for seems unlikely or impossible.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick against the pricksto struggle against one's fate. [from 14th c.]Rate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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push against an open doorTo do something pointless or unnecessary; to try doing something already done.Rate it:

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race against timeA situation in which something must be done hurriedly, by a deadline.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.Rate it:

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rub up againstOf pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.Rate it:

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stumble againstTo discover or find something by accident.Rate it:

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stumble againstTo meet somebody by chance.Rate it:

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take againstHe took against me when I was promoted over him.Rate it:

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tell againstTo function as a liability (for someone); to put into a condition of disadvantage.Rate it:

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tell againstTo serve as evidence which casts doubt upon.Rate it:

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turn againstTo rotate against or in opposition to something.Rate it:

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up againstFacing; challenging, or opposing.Rate it:

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up againstIn contact with, abutting.Rate it:

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up against itIn a very difficult position.Rate it:

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