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run up against sth

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
C2 to ​experience an ​unexpecteddifficulty: The ​plans for the new ​bridgeran up against ​stronglocalopposition.
(Definition of run up against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of run up against sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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