go up against
verb as in combat
verb as in confront
verb as in face
verb as in struggle
verb as in take on
We need to be smart here to get a pro-family conservative to go up against Mitt Romney.
Nobody wanted to go up against that inner circle, and few in the government dared.
"You must have been beautifully rattled; to go up against a gang of thugs that way, alone and unarmed," was the lawyer's comment.
"I'm not fool enough to go up against that war-club," he remarked.
To go up against those lines of bellowing guns was mere heroic madness.
Of course I should have knowed better than to go up against a game run by anybody calling hisself Honest John.
We'll let this gang continue to think they are fooling us, and go up against them till we get the whole truth.
On this page you'll find 241 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to go up against, such as: cope, fight, oppose, repel, resist, and withstand.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.