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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Blackburn looked to be safe when they drew 1-1 with Man United but results conspired against them and Steve Keane's side look vulnerable.
Things conspired against them and they are better than that, but also considerably inferior to Sligo.
But an unusual combination of weather factors conspired against them.
As for the SPL, things have really conspired against them with their fixture backlog but you have to beat whatis in front of you.
Even the fates conspired against them on Friday when their friendly against Scotland in Valencia was abandoned after only an hour's play because of a floodlight failure and a waterlogged pitch.
Stangel said the team should have a couple of shutouts, but offensive turnovers have conspired against them at times.