ADJ against n
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'effective' groupThe 'defenceless' groupThe 'safe' groupThe 'visible' groupThe 'successful' groupThe 'steady' groupThe 'deductible' groupAdjectives with other meanings
ADJ against nThe adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of against and a noun group.
|Cream is also||helpful||against||a dry flaky skin.|
|We are||helpless||against||the guns of the soldiers.|
|The floor stones were||icy||against||his bare feet.|