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English definition of “be set against sth/doing sth”

be set against sth/doing sth

phrasal verb with set
 
 
/set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to not want to do or have something: He is dead set against the move.Opposing and against
(Definition of be set against sth/doing sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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