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set againstphrasal verb
to make someone oppose a friend, relative, etc. She accused her husband of setting the children against her.jump to other results
set somebody against somebody
- 1to judge something by comparing good or positive qualities with bad or negative ones Set against the benefits of the new technology, there is also a strong possibility that jobs will be lost.
- 2(finance) to record something as a business cost as a way of reducing the amount of tax you must pay to set capital costs off against tax