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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He had shown no remorse and claimed the victims conspired against him.
When the O2 Arena first hosted the even three years ago, Murray won both his group matches but results conspired against him and he missed out by one game.
Saying that he is out of the race as some Delhi and state leaders had conspired against him, Rane added, "Deshmukh and (Congress party president) Manekrao Thakre conspired against me along with one leader from Delhi.
Form and fitness have conspired against him and when he finished last in his seniors tour debut it was presumably the last straw.
1 on the all-time list, but age or injury or lack of juice has conspired against him.
The appeals court held that the claim that the defendants conspired against him and other prisoners to keep them in prison beyond their mandatory release dates was properly asserted under the federal habeas corpus statute, but that the prisoner sufficiently stated a [section] 1983 claim with his allegations that the defendants retaliated against him for using the prison law library by refusing to let him exercise outside of his cell.
Margaret attempted an alliance with Richard III, but then conspired against him and joined the failed attempt to rescue the two princes from the Tower.
What conspired against him so that, according to the author, he may have languished somewhere in the bowels of an Iraqi prison longer than any other American prisoner of war (POW)?
Yesterday, he was convicted of two breaches of the peace after a sheriff rejected claims police conspired against him.
Beltran believes the agency conspired against him by withholding information about his legal responsibilities in Utah, even though caseworkers knew he had filed for paternity in California.
Fate has conspired against him a little bit because last year we changed to 4-5-1 and this year, when he went on loan to Rangers, as soon as he got there he ended up playing as the