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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 against /əˈgɛn(t)st, ˈgɪn(t)st, ˈgen(t)st/
 對,對抗,反對;防備,預防;以…為背景,在…的襯托下,與…相比

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·gainst prep.
 1. Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
    Jacob saw the angels of God come against him.   --Tyndale.
 2. From an opposite direction so as to strike or come in contact with; in contact with; upon; as, hail beats against the roof.
 3. In opposition to, whether the opposition is of sentiment or of action; on the other side; counter to; in contrariety to; hence, adverse to; as, against reason; against law; to run a race against time.
    The gate would have been shut against her.   --Fielding.
    An argument against the use of steam.   --Tyndale.
 4. By of before the time that; in preparation for; so as to be ready for the time when. [Archaic or Dial.]
    Urijah the priest made it, against King Ahaz came from Damascus.   --2 Kings xvi. 11.
 Against the sun, in a direction contrary to that in which the sun appears to move.