English version

stand against somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand against somebody/something phrasal verbFIGHT FOR OR AGAINST somethingto oppose a person, organization, plan, decision etc She hadn’t the strength to stand against her aunt’s demands. There are only a hundred of them standing against an army of 42,000 troops. stand→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stand against I wondered what kind of dreams you would have if you were standing against a wall.His margin over the conservative candidates standing against him was not of much consequence.The power of the sword was so great that nothing could stand against him.Surely it was more important to make a stand against racial prejudice?She stood against the glass partition by the double-leaved doors with the violin and the suitcase wedged behind her calves.Tony Astorina stood against the wall across the room.He stood against them, watching the dark western sky and the ash-blue cumulus now edged with brilliant white.
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Verb table
stand
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystand
he, she, itstands
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystood
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stood
he, she, ithas stood
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stood
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stand
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stood
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam standing
he, she, itis standing
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you, we, theyare standing
Past
I, he, she, itwas standing
you, we, theywere standing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been standing
he, she, ithas been standing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been standing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be standing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been standing
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