against in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for against in the English»French Dictionary

against [Brit əˈɡɛnst, əˈɡeɪnst, Am əˈɡɛnst] PREP Against is translated by contre when it means physically touching or in opposition to: against the wall = contre le mur; he's against independence = il est contre l'indépendance; the fight against inflation = la lutte contre l'inflation.
If you have any doubts about how to translate a fixed phrase or expression beginning with against ( against the tide, against the clock, against the grain, against all odds etc.) you should consult the appropriate noun entry ( tide, , clock, grain, odds etc.).
against often appears in English with certain verbs ( turn against, compete against, discriminate against, stand out against etc.). For translations you should consult the appropriate verb entry ( turn against, compete, discriminate, stand etc.).
against often appears in English after certain nouns and adjectives ( protection against, a match against, a law against, effective against etc.). For translations consult the appropriate noun or adjective entry ( protection, match, law, effective etc.). For particular usages see below.

See also up, turn against, tide, stand, protection, odds, match, law, grain, effective, discriminate, compete, clock, as

I.up [ʌp] ADJ Up appears frequently in English as the second element of phrasal verbs ( get up, pick up etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( get, pick etc.).

1. up (out of bed):

2. up (higher in amount, level):

3. up (wrong) inf:

1. up (high):

2. up (in direction):

VIII.up and down ADV (to and fro)

2. up (as many as):

XIV.up <part prés upping; prét, part passé upped> [ʌp] VERB trans (increase)

XV.up <part prés upping; prét, part passé upped> [ʌp] VERB intr inf

I.turn against VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -] (turn against [sb/sth])

II.turn against VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -] (turn [sb] against)

tide [Brit tʌɪd, Am taɪd] NOUN

2. tide fig:

I.stand [Brit stand, Am stænd] NOUN

II.stand <prét, part passé stood> [Brit stand, Am stænd] VERB trans

III.stand <prét, part passé stood> [Brit stand, Am stænd] VERB intr

2. stand (be upright):

5. stand (be):

IV.stand [Brit stand, Am stænd]

protection [Brit prəˈtɛkʃ(ə)n, Am prəˈtɛkʃ(ə)n] NOUN

1. protection (safeguard):

odds [Brit ɒdz, Am ɑdz] NOUN npl

1. odds (in betting):

2. odds (chance, likelihood):

I.match [Brit matʃ, Am mætʃ] NOUN

II.match [Brit matʃ, Am mætʃ] VERB trans

2. match (compete with or equal):

III.match [Brit matʃ, Am mætʃ] VERB intr

law [Brit lɔː, Am lɔ] NOUN

1. law U (body of rules):

I.grain [Brit ɡreɪn, Am ɡreɪn] NOUN

II.grain [Brit ɡreɪn, Am ɡreɪn] VERB trans (stain)

IV.grain [Brit ɡreɪn, Am ɡreɪn]

effective [Brit ɪˈfɛktɪv, Am əˈfɛktɪv] ADJ