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againstand

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aȝeinstanden, aȝenstonden, from Old English āġēnstandan, ongēanstandan (to stand against, press, urge, insist upon), equivalent to again- +‎ stand.

VerbEdit

againstand (third-person singular simple present againstands, present participle againstanding, simple past and past participle againstood)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To stand against; to withstand; to oppose.

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