Synonyms to breast the wave

antagonize, aggravate, alienate, battle, be antipathetic, be inimical, beat against, beat up against, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, clash, close with, collide, combat, compete with, conflict, conflict with, confute, contend against, contest, contradict, contrapose, contravene, counter, counteract, counterattack, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, embitter, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, fight, fight against, go against, go counter to, grapple with, heat up, infuriate, interfere with, join battle with, labor against, lock horns, madden, meet head-on, militate against, offer resistance, oppose, oppugn, provoke, reluct, reluctate, resist, rival, run against, run counter to, set against, set at odds, stem the tide, strive against, struggle against, swim upstream, take on, vie with, work against, Actium, Adrianople, Aegates Isles, Aegospotami, Agincourt, Antietam, Anzio, Arbela-Gaugamela, Ardennes, Austerlitz, Ayacucho, Balaclava, Bannockburn, Bataan-Corregidor, Bismarck Sea, Blenheim, Bosworth Field, Bouvines, Boyne, Brunanburh, Bunker Hill, Cannae, Caporetto, Chance