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  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • background — back|ground W2S2 [ˈbækgraund] n 1.) someone s family, education, previous work etc ▪ Steve has a background in computer engineering. ▪ Students with a background in chemistry will probably find the course easier. ▪ It s important to understand… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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

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