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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It just feels as though the fates have conspired against us in the cup competitions.
In the wake of the 2010 election, he said, he and a "number of other colleagues pressed for the coalition negotiators to enter into talks with the Labour Party in order to attempt to broker a deal with them," adding: "Unfortunately the maths, and the attitude of Labour for that matter, conspired against us, but we owed it to those of the left of our party to at least try.
The world has conspired against us he claims, just so that he can urge us to "stay close to me so I can protect you.
The speaker and the chief minister have cheated us and we will not spare anyone who conspired against us," Prasad said.
The trials and tribulations of a completely new car have conspired against us today.
Frustrations with clients, the global economic crisis, and more than our fair share of simple bad luck have all conspired against us and we are no longer able to continue trading.
We dominated at home to Luxembourg, then Azerbaijan, without making it count and although some things conspired against us, a lot of it was our own doing.
On the night we're disappointed we've got ourselves into a winning position and circumstances conspired against us.
When we look back on the season we will feel a bit aggrieved at how events conspired against us, how we had so many injuries and how decisions cost us.
They are fresh because they did not play on Boxing Day - that's another thing which has conspired against us.
It's a situation where we need to keep working well - I've got no complaints with the effort, I just think that things conspired against us (with the dismissals) that made us lose.
Sean Bowden, the Oxford University Boat Club coach, said the rower's collapse was the product of "the most extraordinary and unfortunate chain of events that have conspired against us to take away a win which I think we looked like we were about to take in the race proper.
I thought we had a chance a few weeks ago but things just conspired against us.
Things conspired against us in the previous games but it was a low point, yes.