This page is about the phrasal verb run against
to compete with someone in an election
- run against sb John McCain ran against Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, and he lost.
- run against sb There's no point running against the president of this country. The elections are not free and fair and the same man always wins.
In next year's parliamentary election, the prime-minister will have to run against
Contributor: Matt Errey