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.
As for the SPL, things have really conspired against them with their fixture backlog but you have to beat whatis in front of you.
Stangel said the team should have a couple of shutouts, but offensive turnovers have conspired against them at times.