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Definition of "go against" [go against]

  • Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns (verb)
  • Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises (verb)
  • Resist (verb)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "go against" in a sentence
  • "I am not a triumvir anymore, and if the early days of the war should go against me, some aspiring wolf on the front benches will spill meā€”Livia Drusilla, my hold on power is so tenuous!"
  • "Whether it was a fumble, interception or a tipped pass turning into a long touchdown compliments of Colts tight end John Mackey, this championship contest was a series of big plays, all of which seemed to go against the Cowboys."
  • "She did not look up and I knew she would not take my part in this or go against Sister Cora when Cliff was causing problems."