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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 me—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."