Against As A Preposition

Against means not in favour of

  • There were twenty votes against the proposal and only fourteen in favour of it, so it was abandoned.
  • We rowed hard against the current, but made little progress.

Against can also mean hitting or touching.

  • I hit my head against a wall and hurt myself.
  • I left the ladder leaning against a wall.
  • The waves beat against the cliffs.
  • The piano stood against the wall.

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