conspire against (something or someone)

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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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References in classic literature ?
His men conspire against him, confine him a long time to his cabin, and set him on shore in an unknown land.
The second series of the Emmy-winning Prohibition epic picks up on Valentine's Day 1921, as the closest allies of Treasurer Nucky (Steve Buscemi) conspire against him.
RALPH BECKETT'S Johnny Jumpup had circumstances conspire against him when last of seven behind Silent Name in the Listed Prix de Saint-Patrick at Deauville yesterday, writes Desmond Stoneham.