against

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against is part of the Basic English 850.
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against is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
against

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /əˈgɛnst/ or /əˈgeɪnst/
  • SAMPA: /@"gEnst/ or /@"geInst/
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Preposition[change]

Preposition
against

  1. In opposition, or not agreeing, to.
    I am against that proposal. I think it is a bad idea.
  2. Pressed to.
    He held her head against his chest.