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Definition of Against:

  1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; - in this sense often preceded by over.
  2. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when.
  3. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
  4. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.

Synonyms:

toward, on, upon, next, into.

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