To go contrary to someone’s natural disposition: “Having to get up this early in the morning really goes against my grain.” This refers to the fact that someone who rubs his hand against the grain on a piece of lumber will get splinters.
[gohl] /goʊl/ noun 1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end. 2. the terminal point in a race. 3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated. 4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt […]
/ˈɡəʊlˌbɔːl/ noun 1. a game played by two teams who compete to score goals by throwing a ball that emits audible sound when in motion. Players, who may be blind or sighted, are blindfolded during play 2. the ball used in this game
[goh-ler] /ˈgoʊ lər/ noun, Canadian. 1. goalkeeper in the game of ice hockey.
noun, Ice Hockey. 1. 1 (def 4).