Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

tegen in English:

1. against

against the wall
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
All the soldiers were called out by the king to defend the castle against all opposition.
Every time I join a new game of Warcraft, I am pitted against a new team of adversaries.
Against my advice, he fed his dog some raw pork.
Don't discriminate against people based on nationality, gender, or occupation.
Our city's transport problems are minor when measured against capitals like London and New York.
The man put the gun against his forehead and squeezed the trigger.
He clinched the election when he came out against a tax increase.
A poor school record will count against you when you look for a job.
How long can we hold out against the superior enemy attacks?
There are many arguments against smoking cigarettes. Smoking in public places is against the law.
The dollar was devalued against the Japanese currency from 360 yen to 308 yen.
I want to study abroad, even if my parents are against it.
It turned out that the cards were stacked against her from the beginning of the game.

English word "tegen"(against) occurs in sets:

De populairste Engelse woorden 401 - 450
Most common Dutch words 101 - 150
Lesson 11 - prepositions
10. Education (3)
engels idioms 3