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English definition of “react against sth”

react against sth

phrasal verb with react     /riˈækt/ verb [I]
C2 to intentionally do the opposite of what someone wants you to do because you do not like their rules or ideas: He reacted against everything he had been taught.Refusing and rejecting
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