Set against

  • 1 set against — 1. To assail 2. To compare or balance • • • Main Entry: ↑set * * * set against [phrasal verb] 1 set (something) against (something) 1 a : to compare ( …

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  • 2 set against — index alienate (estrange), antagonize, counter, counteract, disaffect, discourage, estrange, oppose …

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  • 3 set against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms set against : present tense I/you/we/they set against he/she/it sets against present participle setting against past tense set against past participle set against 1) set something against something to compare… …

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  • 4 set against — 1) PHRASAL VERB If one argument or fact is set against another, it is considered in relation to it. [be V ed P n] These are relatively small points when set against her expertise on so many other issues... [be V ed P n] ₤1,000 was a considerable… …

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  • 5 set against — /ˌset ə genst/ verb to balance one group of figures against another group to try to make them cancel each other out ● to set the costs against the sales revenue ● Can you set the expenses against tax? …

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  • 6 set against — Synonyms and related words: aggravate, alienate, antagonize, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, embitter, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, fan the flame, heat up, infuriate, irritate, light the fuse, madden, make trouble, pit against,… …

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  • 7 set against — you deliberately set me against my family Syn: alienate from, estrange from, set at odds; drive a wedge between (one and another), sow dissension between (one and another) …

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  • 8 set against — firmly opposed to. → set …

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  • 9 set against — compare, weigh …

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  • 10 To set against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …

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  • 11 (dead) set against something — phrase completely opposed to something We are absolutely set against the tax increase. (dead) set against doing something: She’s dead set against giving the kids junk food. Thesaurus: opposed to someone or somethingsynonym …

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  • 12 Eyes Set Against the Sun — Infobox Album Name = Eyes Set Against the Sun Type = studio Artist = Mira Calix Released = Recorded = Genre = Length = Label = Warp Records Producer = Reviews = * Pitchfork Media 72% [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record review/42353 eyes …

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  • 13 be set against — to feel strongly that you do not want (something) or will not do (something) Everyone was set against going. He was dead set against the deal. [=he was very strongly opposed to the deal] • • • Main Entry: ↑set …

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  • 14 (be) (dead) set against against doing something — be (dead) set against sth/against doing sth idiom to be strongly opposed to sth • Why are you so dead set against the idea? Main entry: ↑setidiom …

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  • 15 dead set against — or dead against Utterly opposed to • • • Main Entry: ↑dead * * * informal strongly opposed to they were dead set against seeing any more open spaces divided up …

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  • 16 (be) (dead) set against something doing something — be (dead) set against sth/against doing sth idiom to be strongly opposed to sth • Why are you so dead set against the idea? Main entry: ↑setidiom …

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  • 17 dead set against —    If you are dead set against something, you are strongly opposed to it.     My father wanted a dog, but my mother was dead set against the idea …

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  • 18 dead set against something — dead set against (something) completely opposed to something. She wanted to move to Los Angeles but her parents were dead set against it …

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  • 19 dead set against — (something) completely opposed to something. She wanted to move to Los Angeles but her parents were dead set against it …

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  • 20 dead set against — {adj. phr.} Totally opposed to someone or something. * /Jack is dead set against the idea of marriage, which upsets Mary./ …

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