Last modified on 12 December 2014, at 19:47

up against

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PrepositionEdit

up against

  1. (idiomatic) Facing; challenging, or opposing.
    If you try to change the school schedule like that, you'll be up against legions of angry parents.
  2. In contact with, abutting.
    If the tree grows up against the garden wall then either the tree will be crowded and stunted or the wall will be pushed out.

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