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Definition

against: contrary to, opposed to; facing; versus; touching
preposition
I played tennis against Bjorn Borg yesterday. He was my opponent.
I sat down with my back against the wall. I was sitting on the floor but my back was touching the wall.
This politician is against abortion. He is opposed to abortion being legalized.
against the grain controversial; unusual, unconventional

to be against (something): to be opposed to, to not be in favor of (something)
verb
I am against this marriage. I am not in favor of it.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I'm sitting against a wall.
US: This politician is against capital punishment.

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