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go against sb

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
If a decision or vote goes against someone, they do not get the result that they wanted: The judge's decision went against us. The vote went against her (= she lost the vote).
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