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English definition of “go against sb”

go against sb

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
If a decision or vote goes against someone, they do not get the result that they wanted : The judge's decision went against us. The vote went against her (= she lost the vote ).Failing and doing badly
(Definition of go against sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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