run up against

run up against experience or meet (a difficulty or problem).
Main Entry: run

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • run up against — To be faced with (a challenge, difficulty, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑run * * * ˌrun ˈup a ˌgainst [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they run up against he/s …   Useful english dictionary

  • run up against — (someone/something) to experience difficulty with someone or something. Sometimes you run up against a colleague who just doesn t want you to succeed. I ran up against some regulations that were incredibly stupid …   New idioms dictionary

  • run up against — • run up against • come up against • be up against (smth) encounter They ran up against many problems when they were building the freeway. to be, or arrive, at a position where positive progress or forward movement is, or may be, blocked …   Idioms and examples

  • run up against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms run up against : present tense I/you/we/they run up against he/she/it runs up against present participle running up against past tense ran up against past participle run up against run up against… …   English dictionary

  • run\ up\ against — • (to) be up against • (to) run up against • (to) come up against See: up against •• to be, or arrive, at a position where positive progress or forward movement is, or may be, blocked …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run up against — PHRASAL VERB If you run up against problems, you suddenly begin to experience them. [V P P n] I ran up against the problem of getting taken seriously long before I became a writer... [V P P n] He ran up against a solid wall of opposition when it… …   English dictionary

  • run up against — verb Begin to encounter problems with someone or something. The latest model has run up against the limits of its technical capacity …   Wiktionary

  • run up against — phr verb Run up against is used with these nouns as the object: ↑opposition …   Collocations dictionary

  • run up against — experience or meet (a difficulty). → run …   English new terms dictionary

  • run up against — See: UP AGAINST …   Dictionary of American idioms

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