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    against the wall

    She ran against the wall.


    What does `against the wall' mean in this sentence?

    Please explain it.


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    Re: against the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    She ran against the wall.


    What does `against the wall' mean in this sentence?

    Please explain it.
    It's hard to tell without more context, Gary


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    Re: against the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    It's hard to tell without more context, Gary
    Thank you -- riverkid

    I know it.

    add your own context and explain me.

    I just want to know about the usage of (against the .....something)


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    Re: against the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    It's hard to tell without more context, Gary
    Thank you -- river kid

    I know it.

    I just want to know about the usage of (against the .....something)

    so please add your own context and explain me.


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    Re: against the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    She ran against the wall.


    What does `against the wall' mean in this sentence?

    Please explain it.
    You have options here:

    [1] Literally, she hit a wall while running.

    [2] Metaphorically, she encountered an obstacle in her life that prevents her going forward.

    [3] Metaphorically, she found that prejudice against women prevents her from achieving higher status in her work.

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