So as to come into forcible contact with:
waves dashing against the shore.
In a direction or course opposite to:
row against the current.
In contact with so as to rest or press on:
leaned against the tree.
In hostile opposition or resistance to:
struggle against fate.
Contrary to; opposed to:
against my better judgment.
In contrast or comparison with the setting or background of:
dark colors against a fair skin.
In preparation for; in anticipation of:
food stored against winter.
As a defense or safeguard from:
protection against the cold.
To the account or debt of:
drew a check against my bank balance.
Directly opposite to; facing.