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British pronunciation/ˌʌp ɐɡˈɛnst/
American pronunciation/ˌʌp ɐɡˈɛnst/
up against
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faced with a problem or difficult situation

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up against
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used to indicate closeness or contact between two objects or entities

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used to indicate being in a challenging or adversarial situation

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He leaned up against the wall.
She looped the scarf around her neck, bundling up against the winter chill.
The oppressed population decided to rise up against the tyrannical regime.
The cat was snuggled up against its owner.
Please stand the chair up against the wall when you're done using it.
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Definition & Meaning of "Up against"
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