Against (uh-genst, uh-geynst)
1) in opposition to
2)in anticipation of and preparation for. ( problem or a difficulty
3)in conceptual contrast to
4)in or into physical contact with (something)so as to be supported by or collide with it.
Word origin
against early 12c, agenes “in opposition to”. A southern variant of agen “again” ( see again) with adverbial genetive and parasitic- t that turned up mid 14c.
Example sentences
1)During the past twelve months many major currencies have risen AGAINST the dollar
2) They are held up AGAINST their will and forced to work pay
3)The antibody binding site tucked away in stable region of the virus, might form the first lasting vaccine AGAINST fluriginn

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