Phrasal Verbs

run against

This page is about the phrasal verb run against


to compete with someone in an election

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

In next year's parliamentary election, the prime-minister will have to run against

a. the voters

b. other candidates

c. the government

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