Definition of 'up against'
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America Past and Present (1995)
We can come up against anyone and give them a difficult time.Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
When they come up against good teams they are exposed.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2012) The Sun (2015)
This is the mindset that takes hold when a growing air of vulnerability comes up against a growing air of invincibility.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2011) Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It was awful defending again and City were really up against it now.The Sun (2012)
The bad news is that humans may be about to bump up against the limits of what our brains are capable of understanding.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He is set to have a scan today to find out whether he suffered a recurrence to the injury he picked up against Burnley.The Sun (2009)
My story at the time was that my father couldn't take care of us so he had to give us up against his will.Trauma and Recovery (1992) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Sun (2010)
Students probably feel about bankers the way the rest of us do, only more so, and a protest has grown up against allowing him on the campus.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Definition of up against from the Collins English Dictionary