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Dizionario di inglese del sito grammatica inglese: definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale
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Definizione monolingua e traduzione against

Inglese grammatica




  1. In a contrary direction to.
    If you swim against the current, you must work harder.
  2. Close to.
  3. In front of; before a background.
    The giant was silhouetted against the door.
  4. In physical contact with.
    The puppy rested its head against a paw.
  5. In physical opposition to, or in collision with.
    The rain pounds against the window.
  6. In contrast and/or comparison with
    He stands out against his local classmates
  7. In competition with, versus.
    The Tigers will play against the Bears this weekend.
    • 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4 - 1 Swansea”, BBC Sport:
      The breakthrough came through Torres who, pilloried for his miss against Manchester United a week earlier, scored his second goal of the season.
  8. In opposition to.
    Are you against freedom of choice?
    Id bet against his succeeding.
  9. In exchange for
  10. As counterbalance to
  11. As a charge on
  12. As protection from.
    He turned the umbrella against the wind.
    • 1988,, Caroni, Pico, Schwab, Martin E., “Antibody against myelin associated inhibitor of neurite growth neutralizes nonpermissive substrate properties of CNS white matter”, Neuron, DOI:10.1016/0896-6273(88)90212-7, page 85: 
      Monoclonal antibodies were raised against these proteins: IN-1 and IN-2 bound both to the 35 kd and 250 kd inhibitors and to the surface of differentiated cultured oligodendrocytes.
  13. (obsolete) Exposed to


  1. (obsolete) By the time that (something happened); before.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ix:
      Thence she them brought into a stately Hall, / Wherein were many tables faire dispred, / And ready dight with drapets festiuall, / Against the viaundes should be ministred.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 6:
      He now gave Mrs Deborah positive orders to take the child to her own bed, and to call up a maid-servant to provide it pap, and other things, against it waked.
Traduzione italiano contro |col |contrario |in cambio di |in confronto |in opposizione a |inverso |per |su |

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