be dead against

be dead against
be strongly opposed, resist

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dead Against It — is a song written by David Bowie in 1993 for the soundtrack of the BBC series The Buddha of Suburbia. Other releases It was also as the B side of the single The Buddha of Suburbia …   Wikipedia

  • dead against — adjective Unequivocally and intransigently opposed to. We had hauled up here to the S.W., in order to go sharp round the southern extreme of the Maldiva Archipelago, and, if possible, proceed by the northern, or short route, and run our westing… …   Wiktionary

  • dead against — Utterly or wholly opposed, out and out against …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dead set against — or dead against Utterly opposed to • • • Main Entry: ↑dead * * * informal strongly opposed to they were dead set against seeing any more open spaces divided up …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead — dead1 W1S1 [ded] adj [no comparative] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not alive)¦ 2¦(not working)¦ 3¦(already used)¦ 4¦(boring)¦ 5¦(not active/used)¦ 6¦(arm/leg etc)¦ 7¦(no emotion)¦ 8¦(tired)¦ 9 be dead to the world …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dead — I UK [ded] / US adjective Word forms dead : adjective dead comparative deader superlative deadest *** 1) a) no longer alive The police don t know whether she s alive or dead. He is grieving for his dead father. I raked up the dead leaves. a dead… …   English dictionary

  • dead — [[t]de̱d[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ A person, animal, or plant that is dead is no longer living. You re a widow? Yes. My husband s been dead a year now. ... The group had shot dead another hostage. ...their dead brother. ...old newspapers and dead flowers.… …   English dictionary

  • dead — 1 /ded/ adjective (no comparative) NO LONGER ALIVE OR EXISTING 1 no longer alive: Her mother had been dead for ten years. | dead leaves | dead body (=the body of a person who has died) | dead as a doornail/stone dead informal (=completely dead… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • against — Synonyms and related words: about, across, adverse to, as to, at cross purposes with, athwart, con, concerning, confronting, contra, contrary to, counter to, dead against, despite, en route to, facing, for, fronting, headed for, in conflict with …   Moby Thesaurus

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