run up against
Meaning: to face something that could be a problem or a difficultySynonym: come up against, encounter (formal)
- run up against sth We've run up against some technical problems so there'll be a delay in production.
- run up against sth If they hadn't run up against opposition from corrupt government officials, they would have won the contract.
Nouns often used as objects with run up against: difficulty, opposition, obstacle, problem, barrier, competition, challenge
Our team would have won the title if we hadn't run up against so many
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Contributor: Matt Errey