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run up against sth

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
to have difficulties because of a particular ​situation: Some ​consumers are ​running up against a ​bankpolicy that makes ​cashing the ​checksexpensive. Young ​people from ​cultural and religious ​minorities often ​run up against the ​wall of institutionalised racism.
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