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In opposition to (someone or something) .
Everyone was against them. [=everyone opposed them]
We must continue the struggle for justice and against injustice.
She voted against the proposal.
You’re either for/with me or against me! [=you either support me or oppose me]
He spoke against appeasing the enemy.
The U.S. fought against Germany in World Wars I and II. = The U.S. and Germany fought against each other in World Wars I and II.
Some people were for the proposal but others were against it.
There’s a law against doing that.
His parents were angry when they learned he had borrowed the car against their wishes. [=he borrowed the car even though they did not want him to]
Against my advice, she quit her job. [=she quit her job even though I advised her not to]
He was being held against his will. [=he was being kept in a place by force even though he wanted to leave]
In competition with (someone or something) .
Two runners racing against each other
It’s the Yankees against [=versus] the Red Sox tonight.
used to indicate the person or thing that is affected or harmed by something .
He denies the charges that have been made against him.
The evidence against him is very convincing.
The war was a crime against humanity.
Someone has been making threats against her.
Not agreeing with or allowed by (something, such as a law) .
You can’t do that. It’s against the law. [=the law does not allow it]
Touching the ball with your hands is against the rules.
I won’t do it. It’s against my principles. [=my principles don’t allow it; I believe that it is wrong]
They were acting against tradition. [=acting in a way that did not agree with tradition]
Not helping or favoring (someone) .
Everything was/went against them. [=everything that happened was unfavorable to them]
Her appearance is/counts against her. [=her appearance does not help her; people form a bad opinion of her because of her appearance]
As a reason for disliking (someone or something) .
I have nothing against him. [=I don’t dislike him; I have no reason for disliking him]
We disagree about many things, but I don’t hold it/that against you. [=I don’t dislike you because of it/that]
used to say that one thing is being compared with another .
Profits are up this year against last year. [=profits are higher this year than they were last year]
The yen rose/fell against the dollar.
A graph that plots height against weight
We will weigh/balance the risk against the possible benefit. [=we will compare the risk with the possible benefit]
As a defense or protection from (something) .
He built a crude hut as a shelter against [=from] the cold.
Injections against flu
In preparation for (something) .
Saving against [=for] an uncertain future
used to describe hitting or touching something or someone .
I accidentally knocked/hit my head against the shelf.
The waves were beating against [=on] the shore.
She accidentally brushed against him as she walked by.
The ladder was leaning against the wall.
She was resting her head against the side of the chair.
In a direction opposite to the movement of (something) .
They were sailing against the wind.
Swimming against the current/tide
With the background of (something) .
The tree looked beautiful when viewed against the dark sky.
Her colorful coat stood out against the dull colors of the room.
As a charge on (something) .
The purchase was charged against [=to] her account. [=the amount of money needed for the purchase was added to the amount owed in her account]
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