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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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He said that there are many factors at play which conspire against us, asserting that "portion creep" is one of them.
Both also discussed Pakistan-Afghanistan border situation, and Pakistan Army's professional preparedness among other vital issues, while they also reaffirmed their resolve to exterminate terrorism from Country, besides foiling their nefarious endeavours to conspire against stability and integrity of federation.
The second series of the Emmy-winning Prohibition epic picks up on Valentine's Day 1921, as the closest allies of Treasurer Nucky (Steve Buscemi) conspire against him.
He was good enough when he was there to lead his team to three championships so did people conspire against Rangers during that period of time?
Ijaz told the members at the council meeting that it had been decided to remove Jaffer from the national selection committee as he had tried to conspire against Mohsin after the squad was announced for the England tour," one source was quoted as saying on Thursday.
But bad weather, planes, trains and automobiles conspire against her and she ends up in the wrong part of the country.
Albion's fate could be confirmed this weekend if they lose at home to Wigan and other results conspire against them.
It's time to declare war against anyone who tries to conspire against us.
Leisure is a precious commodity, and this book remains a useful resource for anyone interested in knowing more about the pathogens that conspire against our pursuit of it, from the mundane to the truly outlandish.
Campus politics and hierarchies, economics, and fear of litigation all conspire against confronting the problem.
RALPH BECKETT'S Johnny Jumpup had circumstances conspire against him when last of seven behind Silent Name in the Listed Prix de Saint-Patrick at Deauville yesterday, writes Desmond Stoneham.
It seems that whenever man tries to harness one or other of nature's forces, elements conspire against each other.
The very nature of the story seems to conspire against discovery.
The reforms in the other countries analyzed in the book also conspire against women.
But kitchen gadgets and unhelpful neighbours conspire against her.