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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo against
he/she/itgoes against
present participlegoing against
past tensewent against
past participlegone against
  1. 1
    go against someone/something to oppose someone or something

    Building a road here would go against the wishes of the local community.

    1. a.
      go against something to be opposed to something

      This goes against everything I’ve been brought up to believe in.

  2. 2
    go against someone/something if something such as a decision or judgment goes against you, you do not get the decision or judgment that you wanted

    It appears likely the judge’s ruling will go against them.

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