V against n

Verbs with other meanings

There are a number of other verbs which have this pattern.
He warned that the plan could backfire against the allies.
I had toyed with the idea of dyeing my hair black, but decided against it.
I have always saved. And I always like to pay bills as soon as they arrive. My father never saved and perhaps I reacted against that.
In the case of decide, militate, and react, the preposition against is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
We decided against having a midday meal so as to save time.
  • backfire
  • battle
  • boomerang
  • chafe
  • decide
  • depreciate
  • harden
  • militate
  • react
  • struggle
  • weigh
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