come up against

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. tropezar con
If you come up against a problem you can't figure out, email the professor.Si tropiezas con un problema que no sabes solucionar, envíale un correo al profesor.
b. enfrentarse con
The boxer knew he was coming up against a difficult opponent.El boxeador sabía que se enfrentaba con un oponente tremendo.
c. toparse con
The initiative came up against fierce opposition from the community.La iniciativa se topó con oposición intensa por parte de la comunidad.
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come up against
intransitive verb
[+problem] tropezar con; [+enemy] tener que habérselas con
she came up against complete opposition to her proposals tropezó con una oposición total ante sus propuestas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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