Idioms

Origin of go

1
before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān; cognate with Old High German gēn, German gehen
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British Dictionary definitions for go against (1 of 4)

go against


verb (intr, preposition)

to be contrary to (principles or beliefs)
to be unfavourable to (a person)the case went against him

British Dictionary definitions for go against (2 of 4)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for go against (3 of 4)

go

1
/ (ɡəʊ) /

verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)

noun plural goes

adjective

(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronauticsall systems are go

Word Origin for go

Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes

British Dictionary definitions for go against (4 of 4)

go

2

I-go

/ (ɡəʊ) /

noun

a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Word Origin for go

from Japanese
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Idioms and Phrases with go against

go against


Oppose, be in conflict with, as in Does this legislation go against their best interest? [c. 1600] Also see against the grain.

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