run counter
index check (restrain), confront (oppose), counteract

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • run counter — v. (d; intr.) to run counter to (their actions run counter to their promises) * * * (d; intr.) to run counter to (their actions run counter to their promises) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run counter — verb To defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard. Syn: go against the grain …   Wiktionary

  • run counter to something — run counter to (something) to be the opposite of something. The article presents facts that run counter to what many of us believed had happened …   New idioms dictionary

  • run counter to — (something) to be the opposite of something. The article presents facts that run counter to what many of us believed had happened …   New idioms dictionary

  • run counter to — 1. To move in the opposite direction (to) 2. To act or happen in a way contrary (to instructions, expectations, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑counter …   Useful english dictionary

  • run counter to — index antagonize, collide (clash), conflict, confront (oppose), contradict, contravene, counte …   Law dictionary

  • run counter to — resist, oppose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counter — 1. n. 1 a a long flat topped fitment in a shop, bank, etc., across which business is conducted with customers. b a similar structure used for serving food etc. in a cafeteria or bar. 2 a a small disc used for keeping the score etc. esp. in table… …   Useful english dictionary

  • counter — 1 noun (C) 1 SHOP the place where you pay or are served in a shop, bank, restaurant etc 2 over the counter drugs, medicines etc that are bought over the counter are ones that you can buy in a shop without a prescription (1) from a doctor 3 under… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • counter — counter1 /kown teuhr/, n. 1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc. 2. (in restaurants, luncheonettes, etc.) a long, narrow table with stools or chairs along one side for the patrons, behind which… …   Universalium

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