Bedeutung von “against” — Learner’s Dictionary


preposition us uk /əˈɡenst/

B2 disagreeing with a plan or activity:

Andrew wants to change offices but I'm against it.
There were 70 votes for the new proposal and 30 against.

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A2 competing with or opposing someone or something:

Liverpool is playing against AC Milan.
the fight against racism

A2 touching something:

Push the bed against the wall.

protecting you from something bad:

Fresh fruit in the diet may protect against cancer.

B1 in the opposite direction to the way something is moving:

I was cycling against the wind.
against the law/the rules

B2 forbidden by a law or by rules:

It's against the law to leave young children alone in the house.
against sb's advice/wishes, etc

If you do something against someone's advice, wishes, etc, you do it although they have said you should not or must not:

He flew there against his doctor's advice.
have sth against sb/sth

to have a reason not to like someone or something:

I have nothing against him personally, I just don't think he's the right man for the job.

(Definition von “against” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)