Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conspire against sth”

conspire against sth

(also conspire to do sth)
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with conspire   /kənˈspaɪər/ us    /-ˈspaɪr/
If events or conditions conspire against something or conspire to do something, they combine in such a way that they spoil your plans: The weather had conspired to ruin their day out. I'd planned a romantic evening together, but circumstances conspired against it - friends arrived unexpectedly and then Dave was called out to an emergency.
(Definition of conspire against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conspire against sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “conspire against sth”

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More