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'gainst

or gainst

[genst, geynst]
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preposition
  1. against.
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Examples from the Web for gainst

Historical Examples

  • They got 'gainst my turpentime raft—the curren' driv 'em down, I s'pose.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

  • And what am I, That I should weigh me 'gainst the public welfare?

  • And yet, we mightn't make out so bad 'gainst a bigger enemy at that.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly

  • Nottingham 'gainst Lincoln—'tis possible that they may stand to us for a round.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • But I an't the man to force a gal to marry 'gainst her inclines.


British Dictionary definitions for gainst

'gainst

gainst

preposition
  1. poetic short for against
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Word Origin and History for gainst

shortened form of against.

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