run counter to
index antagonize, collide (clash), conflict, confront (oppose), contradict, contravene, counteract, countervail, cross (disagree with), disaccord, disaffirm, except (object), fight (counteract), oppugn

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  • 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 — resist, oppose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   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

  • run — [[t]rʌ̱n[/t]] ♦ runs, running, ran (The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb.) 1) VERB When you run, you move more quickly than when you walk, for example because you are in a hurry to get somewhere,… …   English dictionary

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