One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Collide with (someone)‘I pushed past him, running against Earnshaw in my haste’
- ‘I uttered an expression of disgust, and pushed past him into the yard, running against Earnshaw in my haste.’
- 1.1 Happen to meet.‘I ran against Flanagan the other day’
meet, meet by chance, run across, chance on, stumble across, stumble on, happen onView synonyms
- ‘By the way, I ran against Flanagan the other day.’
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