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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Albion's fate could be confirmed this weekend if they lose at home to Wigan and other results conspire against them.
Hard players who give and take the knocks in the same uncomplaining manner, acting like grown-up adults when the fates conspire against them.
Numbers and time and opponents all seeming to conspire against them.
That's because strong social, economic, and psychological barriers conspire against them.
LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI showed no sign of feeling the strain ahead of a game which could cost Chelsea millions if results conspire against them.
There is something talismanic about Warner, because such good fortune never visited the Rams in the past when the fates always seemed to conspire against them concluding a season successfully.