Definition of go against
1 : to not agree with (something) I won't do anything that goes against my conscience/beliefs/principles. values that go against those of society
2 : to oppose (someone or something) He was surprised when some of his former supporters went against him. He was reluctant to go against his parents' wishes.
3 : to compete against (a player or team) in a contest or game The Red Sox will be going against the Yankees in tonight's game.
4 : to not be good for (someone) : to not produce the result that is wanted by (someone) Everything seemed to be going against her but she didn't give up hope. The verdict went against the defendant.
Word by Word Definitions
: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop
: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart
: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure
: the act or manner of going
: the height of fashion : rage
: an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence
: functioning properly : being in good and ready condition
: a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board
: in opposition or hostility to
: contrary to
: in competition with
: in preparation for the time when
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