■ work against

■ work against
■ work against
v. i. + prep.
1 lavorare contro: Time is working against us, il tempo lavora contro di noi
2 lavorare (manovrare, darsi da fare) contro (q. o qc.): to work against war, darsi da fare per impedire la guerra
3 danneggiare; sfavorire (q. o qc.).

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