Phrasal Verbs

come up against

This page is about the phrasal verb come up against


to face a difficult situation or a difficult opponent


be confronted with, face

For example

  • come up against sth/sb In their campaign to stop the forest being logged, the locals came up against some powerful mafia-like businessmen.

  • come up against sth/sb Anyone who competes in this tournament will come up against some very tough opponents.

Quick Quiz

After Harvey had come out in public as a gay man, he came up against a lot of

a. prejudice

b. support

c. acceptance

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