set against

Definition of set against

:feeling strongly that one does not want (something) or will not do (something)
  • Everyone was set against going.
  • He was dead set against the deal.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

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

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

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

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when


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