Definition of Go against

1. Verb. Fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns. "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"

Exact synonyms: Break, Violate
Specialized synonyms: Fly In The Face Of, Fly In The Teeth Of
Antonyms: Conform To
Derivative terms: Violable, Violation, Violative

2. Verb. Act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises. "Break a promise"

3. Verb. Resist. "Buck the trend"
Exact synonyms: Buck
Generic synonyms: Oppose, React

Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Against

go Dutch
go Fantee
go Galt
go Pete Tong
go Winchester
go a-begging
go a long way
go about
go across
go after
go against (current term)
go against the grain
go ahead
go all out
go along
go along for the ride
go along to get along
go along with
go along with the gag
go ape
go around
go away
go awry

Literary usage of Go against

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Holy War by John Bunyan (1905)
"But does he intend to go against them himself ? Prof. Does he \ Ay, and he will take along with him more The land from fhan twenty thousand, ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... to go against Argos with their army; but many delays passed, and much time was spent between ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Roger Meeson, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1841)
"... to fix all the - members of the company for the time being before any ex- CKO«t ecution be allowed to go against members not in that con- LAW. dition. ..."

4. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson by Gideon Welles (1911)
"... Election Returns from Pennsylvania — The Elections go against the Administration — The President in Consultation with Chief Justice Chase — Disturbances ..."

5. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"... Bonar Law's unfortunate prediction—The battle continues to go against us—Our Army back on the lines of 1916—Germans claim 45000 prisoners and 1000 guns— ..."

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