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intrigue against (someone)

To plot or conspire against someone else. What will they do if they find out that we're intriguing against the chairman of the board?
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intrigue with (someone) against (someone)

To plot or conspire with someone against someone else. What will they do if they find out that I'm intriguing with Tom against the chairman of the board?
See also: intrigue

intrigue with (someone)

To plot or conspire with someone against someone else. What will they do if they find out that I'm intriguing with Tom against the chairman of the board?
See also: intrigue

intrigue someone with someone or something

to fascinate someone with someone or something. Walter intrigued the baby with his keys and funny faces. The king intrigued the guests with a seductive dancer who had trained in the Far East.
See also: intrigue

intrigue (with someone) (against someone)

to conspire with someone against someone. You are guilty of intriguing with an enemy against the government. I did not intrigue against anyone.
References in classic literature ?
"My lord," replied Guitant, "such ministers do not weigh men in the same balance; they get their information on war from warriors; on intrigues, from intriguers.
Pray, was not Monsieur d'Artagnan, in the time of the cardinal, mixed up in some intrigue from which he came out, according to report, quite cleverly?"
If it were a common, vulgar, worldly intrigue, they would have left me alone.
When he found, therefore, that Nightingale was perfectly acquainted with his intrigue, and began to suspect that so scrupulous a delicacy as he had hitherto observed was not quite necessary on the occasion, he gave a latitude to his friend's tongue, and desired him to speak plainly what he knew, or had ever heard of the lady.
Every mere council of appointment, however constituted, will be a conclave, in which cabal and intrigue will have their full scope.
"I am aware that you sent your son to that house--he told me so himself just now, but what is this intrigue?" said the prince, impatiently.
"It is not my intrigue!" cried Lebedeff, waving his hand.
"It was engineered by other people, and is, properly speaking, rather a fantasy than an intrigue!"
It is simply a plot, an intrigue, to upset our plans and to stir up a quarrel.
But it will remain cosmetic as the root of corruption, mismanagement and intrigues dates back to 1951 and beyond, which derailed democracy and corruption of all types was injected in the Pakistani body politic.
But the project was almost canceled because of intrigues from other sectors.
Fossungu, an independent researcher in Canada, explores the challenges in blending love, marriage and family, sex, intrigues, and academics, using a real-life autobiographical narrative or expibasketical research to understand the boundaries of love, marriage, and family, and show the long-term negative impact that intrigues like money, dragging someone down, and letting go of past lovers have on these institutions that are supposed to be built on love and understanding.
"If President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbaeva intends to hold clean elections, she should refrain from political intrigues and should call upon all forces for unity," Ata Meken faction leader Omurbek Tekebaev stated at today's plenary session of Parliament.
1 : to arouse the interest or curiosity of <The mystery intrigues me.>
Patrons, Partisans, and Palace Intrigues: The Court Society of Colonial Mexico, 1702-1710 is a scholarly reconstruction of the social networks and intrigues in the court of Viceroy Duke of Alburquerque (1702-1710).