Idioms about against
- positioned across from or opposite; facing: The debate teams were seated over against each other.
- in contrast with: rich people over against poor people.
Words nearby against
How to use against in a sentence
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
To his critics, he explained—sometimes at painful length—his reasoning against it.
This is a blow against freedom of speech, we were told, by the likes of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.
Spouting off against police online has become criminalized in recent weeks.
The reason we were liberals is we were against oppression.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Beginners must be warned against mistaking the edges of cells, or particles which have retained the red stain, for bacilli.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for against
Word Origin for against
Other Idioms and Phrases with against
In addition to the idioms beginning with against
- against all odds
- against one's better judgment
- against one's will
- against the clock
- against the grain
- against the tide
- beat one's head against the wall
- cards are stacked against
- come up against
- count against
- dead set against
- guard against
- have something against
- hold something against
- lift a hand against
- over against
- pit someone against
- run against
- set against
- swim against
- turn against
- two strikes against
- up against