against one's will

against one's will
in opposition to one's desire, forcibly, under coercion

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  • against one's will — I adjective against, coerced, commanded, compelled, constrained, enforced, extorted, forced, imperative, imposed, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, levied, mandatory, obligatory, opposed, preemptory, prescriptive, prescriptory, pressured,… …   Law dictionary

  • against one's will — phrasal : in opposition to one s own inclination or to another s wish or intention was practicing the violin, as usual against his will father disowned her for marrying against his will …   Useful english dictionary

  • To have one's will — Will Will, n. [OE. wille, AS. willa; akin to OFries. willa, OS. willeo, willio, D. wil, G. wille, Icel. vili, Dan. villie, Sw. vilja, Goth wilja. See {Will}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • have\ two\ strikes\ against\ one — • have two strikes against one • have two strikes on one v. phr. informal To have things working against you; be hindered in several ways; be in a difficult situation; be unlikely to succeed. Children from the poorest parts of a city often have… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stack\ the\ cards\ against\ one — v. phr. 1. To arrange cards secretly and dishonestly for the purpose of cheating. The gambler had stacked the cards against Bill. 2. To arrange things unfairly for or against a person; have things so that a person has an unfair advantage or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • against — [ə genst′; ] also, esp. Cdn & Brit [, əgānst′] prep. [ME ayeynst, opposite to, facing < OE ongegn, ongean (see AGAIN), with adv. gen. es + unhistoric t] 1. a) in opposition to or competition with [a fight against evil] b) contrary to [against… …   English World dictionary

  • To swear the peace against one — Swear Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. [1913 Webster] Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. Gen. xxi …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • have two strikes against one — have things working against one, be in a difficult situation He already has two strikes against him and it will be very difficult for him to get the job …   Idioms and examples

  • will — will1 /wil/, auxiliary v. and v., pres. sing. 1st pers. will, 2nd will or (Archaic) wilt, 3rd will, pres. pl. will; past sing. 1st pers. would, 2nd …   Universalium

  • will — I. /wɪl / (say wil), weak forms /wəl / (say wuhl), /l / (say l) verb (modal) 1. (indicating future likelihood): I will take a taxi; she will meet us there; do you think it will rain?; you will be surprised. 2. (expressing resolve): I will find it …  

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