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come up against something/somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome up against something/somebody phrasal verbPROBLEMto have to deal with problems or difficulties We may find we come up against quite a lot of opposition from local people. You’ve got no idea of what you’re going to come up against. come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come up against In every direction he came up against his own incompleteness.They looked at each other with the knowledge that they had come up against the edge of the permissible.He repeated his question, and came up against the same smiling ignorance.When Blue comes up against this question, he can no longer think.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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