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see something against something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsee something against something phrasal verbto consider something together with something else The unemployment data must be seen against the background of world recession. Grammar See against is usually passive. see→ See Verb table
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see against Although I have not seen it scratch against rocks recently, it does still occasionally gulp air from the surface.I could see our faces against the dark waters of the river.But the temptation to intervene grew nevertheless, particularly as I saw things turning against the innocent maidservant.He saw me standing against the mirror and stopped.He had seen their silhouette against the night sky.Rookie Michael Finley, who played every regular-season game, never saw action against the Spurs because of an ankle sprain.Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries.In Lonsdale's view, the 1790s saw a reaction against women writers.be seen against the background ofPreservationists such as Camporese and Valadier are seen against the background of the various commissions, and individual buildings' histories are scrutinised.
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Verb table
see
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysee
he, she, itsees
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysaw
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave seen
he, she, ithas seen
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad seen
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill see
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have seen
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam seeing
he, she, itis seeing
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you, we, theyare seeing
Past
I, he, she, itwas seeing
you, we, theywere seeing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been seeing
he, she, ithas been seeing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been seeing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be seeing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been seeing
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