stand against - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] British
present tense
I/you/we/theystand against
he/she/itstands against
present participlestanding against
past tensestood against
past participlestood against
  1. 1
    stand against someone/something to oppose someone or something, especially in a brave or determined way

    We must stand against the evil forces that are threatening our country.

  2. 2
    stand against someone to take part in an election as a candidate (=someone who people vote for) to try to defeat another candidate

    He had stood against her in the party elections of 1977.

See also main entry: stand