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UEFA also said it would not permit Russian and Ukrainian teams to play against each other in UEFA competitions.

We try to take it really sincerely and play against the text, and we try to steer clear of anything that might be mean.

You have to have tremendous discipline to play against this offense.

He made a grand rhetorical play against Assad in the first two years of the Syrian rebellion but all of it came to nothing.

Play against the clock and see if you can name all 44 presidents of the United States in under 10 minutes.

Farnham was evidently pleased at being chosen by a big fellow like Bouverie to play against him.

In the first place, a man who is old enough to be a professor is too old to play against boys.

But they should always play against the team, not with it, except for the purpose of demonstrating a play.

Billiards is the only game at which one can afford to play against relations—they can't cheat.

On the contrary, the artillery of Government has been brought into play against a single individual.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to play against, such as: pony up, speculate, wager, ante, chance, and dice.

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