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.