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English definition of “run against sb/sth”

run against sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
to oppose or have an effect that is not helpful towards someone or something: Luck is really running against you tonight! Public opinion is currently running against the banking industry.
(Definition of run against sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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