plot against

plot against (something or someone)

To join together to form a scheme or plot to foil or defeat someone or something. The group was arrested for plotting against the monarch. His two younger brothers plotted against him to have him removed from the head of the company.
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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

To establish a plan to overthrow or ruin someone or something: The spies plotted against the government.
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References in classic literature ?
But my brothers began to be jealous of my prosperity, and set to work to plot against my life.
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.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned a new US plan to set up a militant force near Syria's border with Turkey, and said it constitutes a breach of the international law and a plot against the Arab country's sovereignty.
Summary: London [UK], Dec 19 (ANI): British Police may have thwarted a terror attack plot against the United Kingdom after they arrested four men in the north of England on Tuesday.
Beirut There is no evidence of an assassination plot against Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Lebanese army said in a statement on Sunday, a day after Hariri resigned in a surprise announcement.
Western intelligence agencies warned former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri of an assassination plot against him, the Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday.
Download Jumblatt: Army thwarted terrorist plot against Lebanon NNA - Democratic Gathering Leader, MP Walid Jumblatt, noted that the Lebanese army succeeded in aborting a terrorist plot against Lebanon's security and stability.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday cleared Senator Bam Aquino of any involvement in the alleged destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Claiming that editors Shafik Rehman and Mahmudur Rahman had no involvement in any plot against prime minister's son, BNP yesterday alleged that the government has come up with the issue only to divert people's attention from the Bangladesh Bank heist and college student Tonu's murder.
Overgas officials earlier argued there was a plot against the company orchestrated by someone seeking to steal its businesses.
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