side against

phrasal verb

sided against; siding against; sides against
: to not agree with (someone) : to not support the opinions or actions of (someone)
They both sided against me.
His father sided with his mother against him.

Examples of side against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a May ruling, a Yolo County Superior Court judge sided against advocates and determined that the project’s environmental review was sufficient. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 18 June 2024 Troopers found a black 2019 Toyota Tacoma stopped in the median about 50 feet off the road ahead of Exit 89 in Groton, with its left side against a tree, according to state police. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 11 Mar. 2024 Democracies aren’t immune to being shortsighted, nursing grudges, or playing two sides against each other for their own benefit. Ivo Daalder, Foreign Affairs, 21 June 2022 In the ruling last week, a Yolo County Superior Court judge sided against environmental advocates who had argued Sites Reservoir would harm the Sacramento River’s ecosystem and threaten imperiled fish species. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 Take one piece of cotton twine, and wrap the zongzi at the middle of every triangle side against the grain of leaves, and tie a knot to secure the shape. Michelle Tchea, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 June 2024 The court sided against them, but the process took about 10 months. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 15 May 2024 His final frame was his best: Bradish struck out the side against the Nationals’ top-of-the-order hitters Abrams, Luis García Jr. and Nick Senzel. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 9 May 2024 The Germans were voting, in the absent-minded way of democratic voters everywhere, for easy reassurances, for stability, with classes siding against their historical enemies. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024

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“Side against.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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