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take against

(intransitive, preposition) to start to dislike, esp without good reason
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  • Whatever precaution a man may take against his friend, that we took in full.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • What precautions are you going to take against failure this time?

    Mental Efficiency Arnold Bennett
  • But that is not the only precaution we must take against malaria.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton
  • The obvious precaution to take against poisoning of this sort is first the use of adequate methods of food preservation.

    Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
  • Harley and St. John had now to consider what steps to take against this hostile coalition in the Lords.

    A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
  • What precautions should she take against a danger thus inscrutable and imminent?

    Ormond, Volume III (of 3)

    Charles Brockden Brown
  • All her subsistence was a little unpleasant and disagreeable broth, which I forced her to take against her will.

    The Autobiography of Madame Guyon Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  • These facts suggest the first steps of prevention to take against static electricity.

    From Paper-mill to Pressroom William Bond Wheelwright
  • Yet it seems to me that with every precaution you take against such an evil you put yourself into the power of the evil.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whatever I take against my liking does me harm; and nothing hurts me that I eat with appetite and delight.

    The Essays of Montaigne, Complete Michel de Montaigne

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