go against

verb(intr, preposition)
  1. to be contrary to (principles or beliefs)

  2. to be unfavourable to (a person): the case went against him

Words Nearby go against

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use go against in a sentence

  • But I will plough one more field this week; though, I know not why it is, my thoughts go against it even now.

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • "I'm ready to go against nearly anything, right now," MacRae frankly owned.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • If we go against 'em now, it'll be all same goin' blindfolded into a barn t' pick out the best hoss.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Then he said to them that remained: Let us arise, and go against our enemies, if we may be able to fight against them.

  • The Turke goes on mightily in the Emperor's dominions, and the Princes cannot agree among themselves how to go against him.

Other 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.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.