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go up against

verb as in face off

verb as in tussle


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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.

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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.