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against  

EN[əˈɡɛnst] [əˈɡeɪnst]
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    Definition of against in English Dictionary

  • AdverbeCOMmore againstSUPmost againstPREagain-SUF-st
    1. In opposition to something.
      1. Are you for the new ring road? No, I'm against. ‎
    2. (gambling) Having a specified likelihood of not winning or happening.
      1. The second favourite won the race at odds of two to one against. ‎
  • Conjonction
    1. OBS By the time that (something happened); before.
    2. Préposition
      1. (heading, physical) A close but separated relationship.
        1. If you swim against the current, you must work harder. ‎
        2. The kennel was put against the back wall. ‎
        3. The giant was silhouetted against the door. ‎
        4. The puppy rested its head against a paw. ‎
        5. The rain pounds against the window. ‎
      2. (heading, social) A contrasting or competitive relationship.
        1. He stands out against his local classmates. ‎
        2. The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend. ‎
        3. Are you against freedom of choice?  I'd bet against his succeeding. ‎
      3. In exchange for.
        1. As counterbalance to.
          1. As a charge on.
            1. As protection from.
              1. He turned the umbrella against the wind. ‎
            2. OBS Exposed to.
              1. In anticipation of; in preparation for (a particular time, event etc.).
              2. Plus d'exemples
                1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                  • I never shall forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, "I refute it thus."
                  • Unfortunately, certain capitalists have arrogated to themselves monopolies and privileges which are quite sufficient to account for this [commotion of the populace against capitalists].
                  • The fact that it is purple militates against it being a trout.
                2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                  • Against every pillar was a stack of billets above a man's height.
                  • Against all expectations, the accused managed to bring forth convincing evidence of his innocence.
                  • Against all odds the small community college ended up in the NCAA final four.
              • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                1. Adverbes
                  • Conjonctions
                    • Morphèmes
                      • Suffixes
                        • Paroles de suffixe
                          • Words suffixed with -st
                      • Prépositions
                      Liens Connexes:
                      1. en againstand
                      2. en againstism
                      3. en againstisms
                      4. en againstness
                      5. en against time
                      Source: Wiktionnaire
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                      Meaning of against for the defined word.

                      Grammaticalement, ce mot "against" est un adverbe. C'est aussi un conjonction. C'est aussi un morphème, plus spécifiquement, un suffixe. C'est aussi un préposition.
                      Difficulté: Niveau 1
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                      Définition: Niveau 9
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