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conspire against (something or someone)

To join together in force or combine in such a way as to foil or defeat someone or something. The wind and rain conspired against our plans for an outdoor barbecue. His two younger brothers conspired against him to have him removed from the head of the company.
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He was good enough when he was there to lead his team to three titles so, from a Rangers point of view, did people conspire against us during that period of time?
Ijaz told the members at the council meeting that it had been decided to remove Jaffer from the national selection committee as he had tried to conspire against Mohsin after the squad was announced for the England tour," one source was quoted as saying on Thursday.
But bad weather, planes, trains and automobiles conspire against her and she ends up in the wrong part of the country.
Albion's fate could be confirmed this weekend if they lose at home to Wigan and other results conspire against them.
It's time to declare war against anyone who tries to conspire against us.
When betting, there are times when the fates seem to conspire against us.
Hard players who give and take the knocks in the same uncomplaining manner, acting like grown-up adults when the fates conspire against them.
Campus politics and hierarchies, economics, and fear of litigation all conspire against confronting the problem.
Leisure is a precious commodity, and this book remains a useful resource for anyone interested in knowing more about the pathogens that conspire against our pursuit of it, from the mundane to the truly outlandish.
It seems that whenever man tries to harness one or other of nature's forces, elements conspire against each other.
The very nature of the story seems to conspire against discovery.
The reforms in the other countries analyzed in the book also conspire against women.
But kitchen gadgets and unhelpful neighbours conspire against her.
Nor is it really a rebel romance; both Mark and Dori want to do right, and the conditions that conspire against their success are more believably personal than cruel world conditional (although there is some of that, especially toward the end).
But, there are factors that conspire against the establishment of a unified hemispheric security, like political differences between Latin American countries, and U.