plot against

plot against someone or something

to make a scheme against someone or something. All the counselors plotted against the czar. We plotted against the opposing party.
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plot against

v.
To establish a plan to overthrow or ruin someone or something: The spies plotted against the government.
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But my brothers began to be jealous of my prosperity, and set to work to plot against my life.
THE VISIT TO KING MENELAUS, WHO TELLS HIS STORY--MEANWHILE THE SUITORS IN ITHACA PLOT AGAINST TELEMACHUS.
As they had now seen and heard all of the plot against them that they cared to, Ozma allowed her Magic Picture to fade away.
What delayed Agno's plot against Jerry for the half-year of the monsoon was the fact that the season of egg-laying for the megapodes in Bashti's private laying-yard did not begin until the period of the south-east trades.
The Attorney General caused, on the 16th of August, 1672, Cornelius de Witt to be arrested; and the noble brother of John de Witt had, like the vilest criminal, to undergo, in one of the apartments of the town prison, the preparatory degrees of torture, by means of which his judges expected to force from him the confession of his alleged plot against William of Orange.
This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
Among the lesser criticisms which have been exercised on the Constitution, it has been remarked that the validity of engagements ought to have been asserted in favor of the United States, as well as against them; and in the spirit which usually characterizes little critics, the omission has been transformed and magnified into a plot against the national rights.
Finding that there was nobody in sight, he presently returned into the house with his legal friend, protesting (as the child heard from the staircase), that there was a league and plot against him; that he was in danger of being robbed and plundered by a band of conspirators who prowled about the house at all seasons; and that he would delay no longer but take immediate steps for disposing of the property and returning to his own peaceful roof.
But, justice must take its course against the parties implicated in the plot against this poor, unoffending, injured lad.
You understand, my dear baron, that legal methods are the safest in criminal cases; it was, perhaps, some plot against you.
It was to her he wrote from the siege of Rochelle, to warn her of a plot against the Duke of Buckingham.
At your bidding I suffused my sweet self over the mind of aegis-bearing Jove, and laid him to rest; meanwhile you hatched a plot against Hercules, and set the blasts of the angry winds beating upon the sea, till you took him to the goodly city of Cos, away from all his friends.
authority and is probably an alteration due to the difficulty stated by a Scholiast: `How could Zeus, being not yet begotten, plot against his father?
Your family has lived with mine for over a hundred years under this roof, and here I find you deep in some dark plot against me.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Turkey's top judicial body responsible for the appointment of legal personnel has reassigned more than 150 judges and prosecutors, including a judge who had accepted indictments against pro-government media outlets that published false reports about an alleged assassination plot against the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an