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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 (something or someone)

To join together in force or combine in such a way as to foil or defeat someone or something. I bet the CEO conspired with the head of HR against Tom. Why else would he have been removed from the company like that?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Owen, 56, from Tremains Road in Bridgend, denies conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine.
Wilson also received a six-year concurrent sentence after he admitted to conspiring to murder Hanley.
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Watson, Maureen Rita Jenkins, 67, of Fairway, Sandycroft, and Colin John Mark Sullivan, 36, of Highway, Hawarden, admitted a charge of conspiring together and with others to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property, namely cash and criminal property obtained via sales of controlled drugs.
He was also charged with one count of conspiring to launder money between December 2012 and November 2016.
Matthew James Barker, 44, was charged with eight counts of conspiring to steal a motor vehicle.
On April 28, a trial court had convicted Jain and two others for conspiring to kill Bhandarkar and sentenced them to three years imprisonment.
The newspaper published a report in August, accusing the BBC and CNN of conspiring against Egypt and working against the flourishing of the tourism sector.
Mains has admitted conspiring to supply heroin, a charge denied by McQuade.
A 30-year-old man from Moldova wanted by US authorities was arrested in Paphos on Friday in connection to conspiring to commit millions of dollars worth of bank fraud using a PC.
WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Ali Shukri Amin, 17, of Virginia was sentenced to 136 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised monitoring of internet activities for conspiring to provide support to the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL,) a designated foreign terrorist group by the US.
Anthony Bath, 22, of Montague Road, Old Swan, has been charged with conspiring to transfer criminal property, and supply of Class A drugs.
Louren Velez, a former teller at the $5.7 billion Suncoast FCU in Tampa, Fla., was sentenced to three years in federal prison last month for conspiring with two credit union members who cashed fake federal income tax refund checks of more than $350,000, according to U.S.