run counter to

Definition of run counter to

of a thing, such as a belief or theory

  1. :  to be opposed to :  to disagree with His theory ran counter to the beliefs of his time.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run

counterplay
  1. :  a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games

    :  something of value in bargaining :  asset

    :  a level surface (such as a table, shelf or display case) over which transactions are conducted or food is served or on which goods are displayed or work is conducted

  1. :  one that counts

    :  a device for indicating a number or amount

  1. :  to act in opposition to :  oppose

    :  offset, nullify

    :  to assert in answer

  1. :  in an opposite or wrong direction

    :  to or toward a different or opposite direction, result, or effect

  1. :  contrary, opposite

    :  the after portion of a boat from the waterline to the extreme outward swell or stern overhang

    :  the act of making an attack while parrying one (as in boxing)

  1. :  marked by or tending toward or in an opposite direction or effect

    :  given to or marked by opposition, hostility, or antipathy

    :  situated or lying opposite


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