plot against (something or someone)

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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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This man, Bulalio, plots against thy throne with Mopo, son of Makedama, who was thy councillor."
All conspiracies and plots against the government, which have not been matured into actual treason, may be screened from punishment of every kind, by the interposition of the prerogative of pardoning.
At this moment he was standing before the fire, listening to a discussion between his uncles and his father, looking as wise as a young owl, and blissfully unconscious of the plots against him.
KARACHI -- National Accountability Bureau approved bail in the case of illegally converting residential plots into commercial plots against the former director general of KDA.
Exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison was also named as behind the destabilization plots against Duterte.
Iran commemorates the event every year as a symbol of the failure of US plots against the Islamic Republic.
He also warned that the big powers, specially the US, are always after hatching plots against the regional nations.
As per details, the accused Fazal Ahad lured general public to invest their hard earned money in his illegal housing society on the promise to allot them plots against their investment.
But the CDA could not give plots against the first list.
They also had 333 kanals of land in the name of Golden Earth and AM Form in Mauza Bhaghrian and Zila Dharma Chandar.They have 26 commercial plots against their name according to the NAB investigations.
The statement said the perpetrators planed plots against "state institutions, army personnel, judges, and political figures".
"Attempts to lobby foreign parties and secure their backing are tantamount to plots against the country," he said, pointing out that constitutional institutions remain wide open for all to advocate their opinions.
Since winning an April election to replace late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez, Maduro has been constantly alleging plots against him ranging from several assassination plots to Washington-backed plans to create shortages of consumer goods.
The plots against Cameron reveal how unpopular he has become among his own MPs.
Manila Two former coup plotters who were eventually elected as senators said that the alleged coup plots against President Benigno Aquino would not succeed as they are unlikely to garner the required support.