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  • 1 opposed bid — ➔ bid1 * * * opposed bid UK US noun [C] FINANCE ► a takeover bid (= an offer to buy a company) which the board of directors of the company advise the shareholders to refuse: »The German insurer put in an opposed bid for its French rival,… …

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  • 2 opposed — ([o^]p*p[=o]zd ), opposing opposing ([o^]p*p[=o] z[i^]ng),adj. 1. characterized by active opposition; as, two bitterly opposing schools of thought. Syn: antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical, opponent. [WordNet 1.5] 2. acting in opposition… …

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  • 3 opposed — opposed; un·opposed; …

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  • 4 opposed — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (oppositional), averse, contradictory, contrary, different …

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  • 5 opposed to — index contra (adverb), contra (preposition) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 opposed — / opposing [adj] antagonistic, against against the grain*, allergic*, anti*, antipathetic, antithetical, antonymous, at cross purposes, at odds, averse, battling, clashing, combating, conflicting, confronting, contrary, controverting, counter,… …

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  • 7 Opposed-piston engine — This article is about existing engine designs. For the quite different concept proposed by Frank Stelzer, see Stelzer engine. Fairbanks Morse opposed piston diesel engines on the submarine USS Pampanito An opposed piston engine is a reciprocating …

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  • 8 Opposed piston engine — An opposed piston engine is one in which the cylinders are double ended, with a piston at each end and no cylinder head.ConfigurationsSome variations of the Opposed Piston or OP designs use a single crankshaft like the Doxford ship enginesCite… …

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  • 9 opposed — op|posed [ ə pouzd ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is opposed to something thinks it should not happen or should not be done: opposed to: He was bitterly opposed to the war. be opposed to doing something: Some residents were opposed to naming the …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 opposed */*/ — UK [əˈpəʊzd] / US [əˈpoʊzd] adjective 1) someone who is opposed to something thinks it should not happen or should not be done opposed to: He was bitterly opposed to the war. be opposed to doing something: Some residents were opposed to naming… …

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  • 11 opposed — [[t]əpo͟ʊzd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ to n/ ing If you are opposed to something, you disagree with it or disapprove of it. I am utterly opposed to any form of terrorism... We are strongly opposed to the presence of America in this region …

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  • 12 opposed — op|posed [əˈpəuzd US əˈpouzd] adj [not before noun] 1.) be opposed to sth to disagree with something such as a plan or system ▪ Most of us are opposed to the death penalty. 2.) two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 opposed — adj. 1 opposed to disagreeing strongly with sth VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ adamantly, bitterly, deeply, fiercely …

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  • 14 opposed — adjective (not before noun) 1 two ideas that are opposed to each other are completely different from each other (+ to): The principles of capitalism and socialism are diametrically opposed to each other. 2 as opposed to used to compare two things …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 opposed*/ — [əˈpəʊzd] adj 1) someone who is opposed to something thinks that it should not happen He was bitterly opposed to the war.[/ex] 2) completely different The two ideas are directly opposed.[/ex] • as opposed to used for referring to something that… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 opposed — adj. 1) diametrically; strongly, vehemently opposed 2) opposed to * * * strongly vehemently opposed diametrically opposed to …

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  • 17 Opposed four engines — The term opposed four engine may refer to: a flat 4 engine, with two pairs of cylinders diametrically opposed to each other on either side of a common crankshaft a four cylinder H engine in which two flat twin engines are coupled together, one… …

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  • 18 Opposed — Oppose Op*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opposing}.] [F. opposer. See {Ob }, {Pose}, and cf.2d {Appose}, {Puzzle}, n. Cf.L. opponere, oppositum.] 1. To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 opposed — adjective Date: 15th century set or placed in opposition ; contrary < with politicians, as opposed to soap, you cannot return what you have bought Felix G. Rohatyn > …

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  • 20 opposed-piston engine — /euh pohzd pis teuhn/ a reciprocating engine, as a diesel engine, in which each cylinder has two pistons that move simultaneously away from or toward the center. Also called opposed engine. [1965 70] * * * …

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