Meaning of RESISTANCE in English

RESISTANCE

noun

1 trying to stop sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , great , massive , stiff , strong , substantial

▪ determined , fierce , heroic , serious , spirited ( esp. BrE ), stubborn

▪ effective

▪ token

▪ active

▪ passive

▪ collective , organized

▪ widespread

▪ armed , military

▪ non-violent , violent

▪ political

▪ popular , public

▪ guerrilla , peasant

▪ initial

VERB + RESISTANCE

▪ mount , offer , put up

They mounted stiff ~ to the proposal.

▪ encounter , face , find , meet , meet with , run into

The advancing army met with little ~.

▪ break , break down , crush , overcome

RESISTANCE + VERB

▪ stiffen

▪ collapse , crumble

▪ be futile

RESISTANCE + NOUN

▪ movement

▪ fighter , forces , group , leader , member , worker ( esp. BrE )

PREPOSITION

▪ without ~

The attacks did not take place without ~.

▪ ~ against

armed ~ against the invaders

▪ ~ to

There was fierce ~ to the new laws.

PHRASES

▪ the line of least ~ , the path of least ~ (= the easiest way of doing sth)

▪ a pocket of ~ (= an area of resistance)

2 to a disease/drugs

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

▪ increased

▪ low

▪ disease

▪ antibiotic , drug , pesticide

▪ bacterial

VERB + RESISTANCE

▪ have

▪ build up , develop

You need to build up your ~ to colds.

▪ lower

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

AIDS lowers the body's ~ to infection.

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