come up against


come 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

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  • come up against — To encounter (an obstacle, difficulty) • • • Main Entry: ↑come * * * ˌcome ˈup against [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come up against he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • come up against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms come up against : present tense I/you/we/they come up against he/she/it comes up against present participle coming up against past tense came up against past participle come up against come up against… …   English dictionary

  • come\ 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

  • come up against — PHRASAL VERB If you come up against a problem or difficulty, you are faced with it and have to deal with it. [V P P n] We came up against a great deal of resistance in dealing with the case …   English dictionary

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

  • come up against — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, blunder upon, bring to bay, bump into, chance upon, close with, come across, come among, come on, come upon, confront, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall in… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • come up against — be faced with or opposed by. → come …   English new terms dictionary

  • come up against — v. encounter (a difficult problem); meet with (difficulties, hardship, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • come up against somebody — ˌcome ˈup against sb/sth derived no passive to be faced with or opposed by sb/sth • We expect to come up against a lot of opposition to the plan. Main entry: ↑comederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • come up against something — ˌcome ˈup against sb/sth derived no passive to be faced with or opposed by sb/sth • We expect to come up against a lot of opposition to the plan. Main entry: ↑comederived …   Useful english dictionary