Definitions for go against

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violate, go against, break(verb)

    fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

    "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

  2. transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break(verb)

    act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"

  3. buck, go against(verb)


    "buck the trend"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go against(verb)ʊ

    to be opposed to

    political ideas that go against everything I believe in

  2. go againstʊ

    (of a court decision) to not be in favor of

    The court's decision went against the computer giant.

Translations for go against

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

go against

to oppose or refuse to act on

A child should never go against his parents' wishes.

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