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English definition of “work against/for sb”

work against/for sb

verb uk phrasal verb with work   /wɜːk/ us    /wɝːk/
to make it more difficult, or easier, for someone to achieve something: Inexperience can work against a candidate looking for a job.Affecting and influencing
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