Translation of "against" - English-Spanish dictionary


preposition uk /əˈɡenst/ us /əˈɡenst/

A2 competing with someone or something

Liverpool are playing against AC Milan.
The Cowboys are playing against the Steelers on Sunday.

A2 touching something

Push the bed against the wall.
be against something

disagreeing with a plan or activity

estar en contra de algo
Andrew wants to buy a motorcycle, but I’m against it.
against the law/the rules

not allowed by a law or rule

ilegal/no permitido
It’s against the law to sell alcohol to teenagers.

(Translation of “against” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


preposition /əˈɡenst/

in opposition to

They fought against the enemy
Driving while drunk is against the law (= illegal).

in contrast to

sobre, respecto a
The trees were black against the evening sky.

touching or in contact with

He stood with his back against the wall
The rain was beating against the window.

in order to protect against

You’ll need a vaccination against tuberculosis.

(Translation of “against” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)