Meaning of AGAINST in English

AGAINST

preposition

BAD : Trying to avoid the sheep, he drove his car against a tree.

GOOD : Trying to avoid the sheep, he drove his car into a tree.

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When someone has an accident, they drive/run/walk/crash/bump into

something (NOT against ): 'The lorry skidded on the ice and crashed into a wall.'

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