run up against 衝突する

December 27, 2016 =========

☆   run up against  衝突する


This word is used when you are talking about problems. When you “run up against a problem” you start to experience that problem. This is the more informal, everyday word that you can use instead of “encounter” as in “encounter a problem.” Here are some example sentences:

My ideas ran up against a lot of opposition at the meeting.
We have run up against technical difficulties, so there will be a delay in production.

By the way, it is important not to forget the “up” because if you “run against” someone it means you are competing or working against them to achieve something. Or in politics, you are competing against someone to win the vote. For example, “Clinton ran against Trump but lost.”