run counter to

idiom

Definition of run counter to

of a thing, such as a belief or theory
: to be opposed to : to disagree with His theory ran counter to the beliefs of his time.

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“Run counter to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%20counter%20to. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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