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Main Entry: against
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressgen(t)st, -primarystressgin(t)st, -primarystressgamacrn(t)st
Function: preposition
1 a : opposed to <a campaign against disease> <play against each other> b : contrary to <against the law>
2 : 4OPPOSITE <over against the park>
3 a : in preparation for <storing food against the winter> b : as a protection from <a shield against aggression>
4 : in or into contact with <ran against a tree> <leaning against the wall>
5 : in a direction opposite to <against the wind>
6 : before the background of <green trees against the blue sky>

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