run up against someone

run up against someone
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. 2014.

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

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  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Run — A run consists of a series of bid and offer quotes for different securities or maturities. Dealers give to and ask for runs from each other. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. run run 1 [rʌn] verb ran PASTTENSE [ræn] …   Financial and business terms

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