set (oneself) against

Definition of set (oneself) against

  1. :  to decide that one does not support (something or someone) :  to be or become opposed to (something or someone) She set herself against the prevailing beliefs of the time. He has set himself against (joining) them.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

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  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when


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