Definition of “run up against sth” - English Dictionary


“run up against sth” in Business English

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run up against sth

phrasal verb with run uk /rʌn/ us verb running, ran, run

to have difficulties because of a particular situation:

Some consumers are running up against a bank policy that makes cashing the checks expensive.
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)