Today’s collocation challenge explores verbs which appear with the preposition against.
Start by making complete sentences from columns A, B, C and D. Use the grammatical and vocabulary clues in columns A, B and D to help you do this (e.g. tenses, pronouns, related words etc.)
Then, think about the verbs and phrases in columns B and C and try to work out their meaning from the context of the whole sentence. If you need to check them, look them up in an online dictionary.
Next, cover column B. Test whether you can remember the verb which goes into each sentence.
After that, cover all the columns except column A. Can you reconstruct the whole sentence?
Finally, write your own example sentences with the verbs you think are useful to learn and try to use the verbs in your next class or writing assignment.