go against



go against (third-person singular simple present goes against, present participle going against, simple past went against, past participle gone against)

  1. To violate; to breach; to break.
    What he did goes against the rules.
    This sentence goes against English grammar.
  2. To be unfavourable to someone.
    What she said in court today went against them.
    The court's decision went against them.
  3. To be contrary to a trend, feeling or principle.
    This goes against my instincts.
  4. To oppose; to resist
    He dared not go against the King.