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against the clock

  • adverb as fast as possible; before a deadline
    against the clock.
    • it was a race against the clock
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Against the sun

  • in a direction contrary to that in which the sun appears to move.
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against the wind

  • adverb in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing
    upwind; into the wind.
    • they flew upwind
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against time

  • adverb as fast as possible; before a deadline
    against the clock.
    • it was a race against the clock
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butt against

  • verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; abut; edge; adjoin; butt; border; butt on.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland
  • verb collide violently with an obstacle
    run into; jar against; butt against; bump into.
    • I ran into the telephone pole
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go against

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    break; violate.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    infract; violate; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  • verb resist
    buck.
    • buck the trend
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international islamic front for jihad against jews and crusaders

  • noun a terrorist group organized by Osama bin Laden in 1998 that provided an umbrella organization for al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Egypt and Algeria and Pakistan and Bangladesh
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jar against

  • verb collide violently with an obstacle
    run into; jar against; butt against; bump into.
    • I ran into the telephone pole
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knock against

  • verb collide violently with an obstacle
    run into; jar against; butt against; bump into.
    • I ran into the telephone pole
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lean against

  • verb rest on for support
    rest on; lean on.
    • you can lean on me if you get tired
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Over against

  • opposite; in front. Addison.
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people against gangsterism and drugs

  • noun a terrorist organization in South Africa formed in 1996 to fight drug lords; evolved into a vigilante group with anti-western views closely allied with Qibla; is believed to have ties to Islamic extremists in the Middle East; is suspected of conducting bouts of urban terrorism
    PAGAD.
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privilege against self incrimination

  • noun the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against yourself
    freedom from self-incrimination.
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steel oneself against

  • verb prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant
    steel onself for; prepare for; brace oneself for.
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The fors and against

  • . those in favor and those opposed; the pros and the cons; the advantages and the disadvantages.
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To lay, ∨ back, against the field

  • to bet on (a horse, etc.) against all comers.
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To lift, ∨ put forth, the hand against

  • to attack; to oppose; to kill.
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To bear against

  • to approach for attack or seizure; as, a lion bears against his prey. Obs.
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To cry out against

  • to complain loudly of; to censure; to blame.
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To go against

  • . (a) To march against; to attack. (b) To be in opposition to; to be disagreeable to.
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To go against the grain of

  • (a person), to be repugnant to; to vex, irritate, mortify, or trouble.
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To inform against

  • to communicate facts by way of accusation against; to denounce; as, two persons came to the magistrate, and informed against A.
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To lift up the hand against

  • to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress. Job xxxi. 21.
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To lift up the heel against

  • to treat with insolence or unkindness. John xiii.18.
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To magnify one's self against

  • (Script.), to oppose with pride.
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To make head, ∨ To make head against

  • to resist with success; to advance.
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To move, run, ∨ go, against time

  • to move, run, or go a given distance without a competitor, in the quickest possible time; or, to accomplish the greatest distance which can be passed over in a given time; as, the horse is to run against time.
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To offend against

  • to do an injury or wrong to; to commit an offense against. "We have offended against the Lord already."
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To set against

  • to oppose; to set in comparison with, or to oppose to, as an equivalent in exchange; as, to set one thing against another.
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To set off against

  • to place against as an equivalent; as, to set off one man's services against another's.
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To set one's self against

  • to place one's self in a state of enmity or opposition to.
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To stand against

  • to opposite; to resist.
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To start against

  • to act as a rival candidate against.
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To swear the peace against one

  • to make oath that one is under the actual fear of death or bodily harm from the person, in which case the person must find sureties that he will keep the peace.
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To turn against

  • to become unfriendly or hostile to.
  • . (a) To direct against; as, to turn one's arguments against himself. (b) To make unfavorable or hostile to; as, to turn one's friends against him.
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