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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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conspire with (one)

To plot or scheme with one. What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conspiring with each other! The president of the company conspired with his assistant to conceal all evidence of his crime.
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conspire with someone (against someone or something)

 and conspire (with someone) against someone or something
to join with someone in a plot against someone or something else. The CEO conspired with the board of directors against the stockholders. Ed conspired with Sam against the plan.
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Mr Lane, of Berrow, Malvern, Worcestershire, had denied conspiring with Kane and Woodward, Kane's girlfriend, to obtain an insurance pay-out by deception between April 1 and May 2 this year.
Dalton Decourcey Headley, aged 23, of The Chesils, Styvechale, Coventry, and Julie Short, aged 22, both pleaded not guilty to conspiring to steal pounds 7,140 from a machine belonging to the building society.
The former caretaker at Soham Village College, in Soham, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty to conspiring with his then girlfriend Maxine Carr to pervert the course of justice at the Old Bailey.
Martin Barnes served a seven-year sentence in 1995 for conspiring to supply drugs.
Last week's conviction is the fourth in a series of guilty convictions of Pandora's Cube employees, all of whom were sentenced for conspiring to commit felony copyright infringement and conspiring to violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
On March 12, 2015, Raees Alam Qazi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists in preparation for the use of a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and one count of conspiring to assault a federal employee," the DoJ said in a statement.
A MAN in his 70s has admitted conspiring to supply cannabis.
THREE former Conference South footballers charged following a criminal inquiry into alleged match-fixing have denied conspiring to commit bribery.
Kerry Louise Bell, Brian Peter Clarke, Ian Froom, Nigel Robert Harker and Steven Knight pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm to a man with intent.
Biao He pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court to conspiring with his co-defendants to selling counterfeit goods and was jailed for 14 months.
FORMER News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks appeared in court yesterday charged with conspiring to hack the phones of more than 600 people - including murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
TWO people have been charged with conspiring to defraud benefit agencies of more than pounds 74,000 over a 15 year period.
THREE men denied conspiring to import a pounds 1m haul of heroin and cocaine.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the four Leeds men were found guilty of charges including conspiring to commit murder and robberies across the North of England.
Ba Doai Tran, 70, was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by helping to dispose of the body of Kim Van Tran near Carmarthen.