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meet opposition

This page is about the collocation meet opposition

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to receive a negative response or reaction

For example

  • Research into climate change has met strong opposition from the oil, gas and coal industries.

  • Laws to protect consumers always meet opposition from companies that sell harmful products.

Note:
A related collocation is "meet (with) resistance"

Quick Quiz

The new laws met opposition from the people who

a. introduced them

b. didn't support them

c. were protected by them

Contributor: Matt Errey