go 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. (to be contrary to)
a. ir en contra de
It goes against reason and common sense to sell such a profitable asset.Va en contra de la razón y del sentido común vender un bien tan rentable.
b. ir contra
Charlie was incapable of going against his father's wishes.Charlie era incapaz de ir contra los deseos de su padre.
c. oponerse a
The senator would not go against her party's policy, but she has strong reservations on this issue.La senadora no se opondría a la política de su partido, pero tiene muchas reservas en relación a este tema.
2. (to be unfavorable for)
a. ser desfavorable
If the decision goes against her, she could lose custody of her children.Si el fallo es desfavorable para ella, podría perder la custodia de sus hijos.
3. (to act against)
a. actuar en contra de
You went against my wishes. That is why I cannot trust you again.Actuaste en contra de mis deseos. Por eso no puedo volver a confiar en ti.
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go against
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. (conflict with; principles, instincts)
a. ir (en) contra de
he went against my wishesactuó en contra de mis deseos
2. (be unfavorable to)
a.
the decision went against himla decisión le fue desfavorable
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go against
intransitive verb
1 (be unfavourable to) [+result, events, evidence] ir en contra de
the decision went against him la decisión iba en contra de él
everything began to go against us
2 (be contrary to) [+principles, conscience] ser contrario a
it goes against my principles
3 (act against) [+sb's wishes] actuar en contra de
to go against public opinion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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