up against
phrasal confronted with ; face-to-face with <
the problem we are up against
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • up against — ► up against 1) close to or touching. 2) informal confronted with. Main Entry: ↑up …   English terms dictionary

  • up against — phrasal : confronted with : face to face with realized that they were up against a major difficulty Nevil Shute really took a professional to understand what he was up against Robertson Davies * * * up against Face to face with, confronted with • …   Useful english dictionary

  • up against — preposition a) Facing; challenging, or opposing. If you try to change the school schedule like that, youll be up against legions of angry parents. b) In contact with, abutting. If the tree grows up against the garden wall then either the tree… …   Wiktionary

  • up against — 1) close to The ladder was standing up against the tree in the yard. 2) confronted with He was up against a lot of problems when he went to university but recently he is doing very well …   Idioms and examples

  • up against — competing against, trying to defeat    Who were you up against? Gaetan Boucher, the Champion …   English idioms

  • up against — {prep. phr.} Blocked or threatened by. * /When she applied to medical school, the black woman wondered whether she was up against barriers of sex and race prejudice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up against — {prep. phr.} Blocked or threatened by. * /When she applied to medical school, the black woman wondered whether she was up against barriers of sex and race prejudice./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • up\ against — prep. phr. Blocked or threatened by. When she applied to medical school, the black woman wondered whether she was up against barriers of sex and race prejudice …   Словарь американских идиом

  • up against —  1. Contending with.  2. up against it In serious difficulty …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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