poison (one) against (someone or something)

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poison (one) against (someone or something)

To inspire or manipulate one to take a very negative, hateful, or disdainful view of someone or something. It's like Tommy's new girlfriend has been poisoning him against us—ever since they started dating, he's been turning his back on us. The bitter election ended up poisoning many voters against the democratic process entirely.
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poison someone against someone or something

to cause someone to have negative or hateful thoughts about someone, a group, or something. You have done nothing more than poison Gerald against all of us! Stop talking to him! Your negative comments poisoned everyone against the proposal.
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"The main causes include the use of poisons against crows and foxes, the destruction of natural habitats from the operation of mines, dams and road construction; the reduction of food availability due to the enforcement of European regulations on carcass management; shooting from irresponsible hunters; and disturbance by tourists and birdwatchers.
Almost all poisons trigger bitter sensations in the mouth -- a dead give-away of danger that has inspired attempts by both scientists and assasins to develop non-bitter poisons against rats and kings, Roper points out.