combine against

combine something against someone or something

to join something together in opposition to someone or something. We will combine forces against the enemy. Our game plan combined our various talents against the opposite team.
See also: combine
References in classic literature ?
Regarding themselves as Middlemarch institutions, they were ready to combine against all innovators, and against non-professionals given to interference.
It is in vain to build or plot or combine against it.
The foursomes pairings will see Webb Simpson and Watson again combine against Ian Poulter and Justin Rose, who were victorious in Friday's foursomes, while match two sees unbeaten pair Bradley and Phil Mickelson face Westwood and Luke Donald.
An internal Congress survey has predicted just 77 seats for the DMK-Congress-PMK combine against 152 for the AIADMK.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani will combine against their old clubs.
Bonaventure of Ventura will combine against longtime Foothill League powers Valencia and Hart of Newhall.
Famous authors like J B Priestley and George Bernard Shaw gave enthusiastic backing, George Orwell said more guardedly: "The Penguin Books are splendid value for sixpence, so splendid that if other publishers had any sense they would combine against them and suppress them.
PC Simon Bilbie said: "It's likely that a combination of the heavily laden vehicle, the defects in the vehicle's condition and tyre pressures' imbalance exacerbated by his comparative lack of driving experience, served to combine against the driver of the Imp.
Pc Simon Bilbie, of Warwickshire police, said: 'It is likely that a combination of the heavily laden vehicle, defects in the vehicle's condition and tyre pressure imbalance exacerbated by his comparative lack of driving experience served to combine against the driver of the Imp.
It is a great pity that Ferguson called off again last night as it would certainly have been interesting to see how well he and Lambert could combine against the Lithuanians.
The idea is caught in the 19th-century Scottish saying that business and labor should combine against finance.