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We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about.
John Atkinson

Meaning of "up against" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UP AGAINST

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WHAT DOES UP AGAINST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of up against in the English dictionary

The definition of up against in the dictionary is touching. Other definition of up against is having to cope with.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UP AGAINST

up a gumtree
up a tree
up and down
up and running
up close and personal
up country
up for
up for grabs
up for it
up front
up hill and down dale
up in arms
up in the air
up one´s alley
up one´s sleeve
up one´s street
up oneself
up the ante
up the boohai
up the creek

WORDS THAT END LIKE UP AGAINST

against
as against
come up against
count against
go against
knock one´s head against
over against
set against
set one´s face against
take against
thereagainst
turn against

Synonyms and antonyms of up against in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «up against» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UP AGAINST

Find out the translation of up against to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of up against from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «up against» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对抗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contra
570 millions of speakers

English

up against
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊपर के खिलाफ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

против
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিরুদ্ধে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menentang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gegen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ぶつかって
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 대한 최대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah marang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên chống lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிராக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अप विरुद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przeciwko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

împotriva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εναντίον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upp mot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opp mot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of up against

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP AGAINST»

The term «up against» is very widely used and occupies the 16.897 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UP AGAINST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «up against» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «up against» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about up against

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10 QUOTES WITH «UP AGAINST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word up against.
1
Floyd Abrams
There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important.
2
Will Arnett
And we... right from moment one, we were always kinda up against the wall a little bit when it came to the future of the show. There were always rumors.
3
John Atkinson
We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about.
4
Rene Auberjonois
They've got to deliver twenty-six episodes a season and they're not going to beat their heads up against a wall if they feel something didn't, like, pan out the way they had hoped.
5
John Bonham
Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall... or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway through it was going to be disastrous.
6
Trey Burke
I knew the Big Ten was one of the best conferences in the country. Every night you're up against pros. It's just so competitive. You can get beat by any team. That's really what I like about the Big Ten.
7
Bradley Byrne
I am prepared to vote in support of a new military authorization that specifically authorizes U.S. military actions against ISIS. We must stand up against this vile enemy and protect United States citizens both at home and abroad.
8
John Cassavetes
I would put my pictures up against anybody's in this world. Certainly in my own day I bow to no one. I don't think there's another director in the world who works harder to make better films than I do.
9
Robert Crumb
When I come up against the real world, I just vacillate.
10
Ray Dalio
I think so many people are reactive... they see things in a short term way they're right up against it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP AGAINST»

Discover the use of up against in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to up against and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success
In a series of richly detailed case studies, the book weaves together scholarship on law and social movements, feminist theory, policy formation and implementation, and criminal justice to show how the innovative legal strategies employed ...
Rose Corrigan, 2013
2
Up Against Whiteness: Race, School, And Immigrant Youth
Pushing the boundaries of Asian American educational discourse, this book explores the way a group of first- and second-generation Hmong students created their identities as new Americans in response to their school experiences.
Stacey J. Lee, 2005
3
Up Against the Wal-Marts: How Your Business Can Prosper in ...
The second edition of Up against the Wal-Marts is here to help, with an updated focus on marketing and brand new ways to conquer (or at least co-exist with) the Goliaths of the shopping mall.The authors have updated many of the businesses ...
Donald D. Taylor, Jeanne Smalling Archer, 2005
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Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of ...
With the help of these stories, Austin is able to put the violent history of the party in perspective and show that the “survival” programs, such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics, helped the black ...
Curtis J. Austin, 2008
5
Up Against Foucault: Explorations of Some Tensions Between ...
This book offers new ground in relating Foucault's challenge to feminism to feminisms challenge to Foucault.
Caroline Ramazanoglu, 2002
6
Up Against the Sprawl: Public Policy and the Making of ...
They challenge the myth of market choice and point to the key roles of government policy, often driven by business priorities. In addition, they show how residents are developing innovative approaches to
Jennifer R. Wolch, Manuel Pastor, Peter Dreier, 2004
7
Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: The ...
Founded in New York City in the mid-1960s by self-educated ghetto kid and painter Ben Morea, the Black Mask group melded the ideas and inspiration of Dada and the Surrealists with the anarchism of the Durruti Column from the Spanish ...
Ron Hahne, Ben Morea, 2011
8
Up Against the Wall (Mills & Boon Intrigue)
He was built like a tank, and he was undercover in Kansas City's seediest district.
Julie Miller, 2012
9
Up Against City Hall
Behind the scenes account of some of the major battles in Toronto's city council, 1970-1972.
John Sewell, 1972
10
Outgunned: Up Against the NRA-- The First Complete Insider ...
Outgunned is the story of a legal crusade with up-close accounts of the people who fought every step of the way. For those who believe in the importance of stopping unnecessary bloodshed, this book is essential, powerful, and urgent.
Peter Harry Brown, Daniel G. Abel, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UP AGAINST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term up against is used in the context of the following news items.
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Up Against the Wall: Photos of International Borders
She continued: “I chose these locations because I think it is important to expose those of us not forced up against the walls in this world to consider what our ... «Wall Street Journal, Aug 15»
2
What Rauner Is Up Against
The twist is even more problematic for unions that found their traditional Democratic allies arguing against paychecks for public workers. American Federation of ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Iran and the Afghan Taliban Teaming Up Against ISIS
But they're finding common cause against the threat of Islamic State followers in ... Now our jihad against the ignorant so-called Taliban will go on forever.”. «Daily Beast, Jun 15»
4
How Argentina rose up against the murder of women
Thousands of people took to the streets last week to protest against gender violence. One of the organisers explains how the #NiUnaMenos movement began. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Why Toyota And Ford Are Teaming Up Against Apple And Google
Toyota and Ford are ready to buddy up to defend their vehicle dashboards as tech-industry bigwigs Google and Apple introduce in-car entertainment and ... «TIME, Jun 15»
6
Up against a federal cap on damages
He suffered a head injury when he was thrown violently against a bulkhead, and suffered from depression, for which he took medication, and an inability to ... «Philly.com, May 15»
7
Cubs' Addison Russell, Kris Bryant step up against Nationals
"This is going to be a big ballgame, so you need to step it up." Russell responded more like a seasoned veteran than a 21-year-old rookie. In addition to making ... «Chicago Tribune, May 15»
8
Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President
Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli wasn't always rich. One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Martinelli started off ... «NPR, May 15»
9
In Marshall, Minn., Main Street is rising up against a flurry of …
Nine lawsuits have been filed here so far by the Disability Support Alliance, a nonprofit group formed last summer, including one against the only bowling alley ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 15»
10
Seattle U study finds laws pile up against homeless
The first statewide study of laws relating to homelessness concludes that Washington cities have been punishing people for being homeless when it would be ... «The Seattle Times, May 15»

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