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conspire against sth

(also conspire to do sth)
phrasal verb with conspire uk   /kənˈspaɪər/  us   /-ˈspaɪr/ verb [I]
If ​events or ​conditionsconspire against something or ​conspire to do something, they ​combine in such a way that they ​spoilyourplans: The ​weather had ​conspired to ​ruintheirday out. I'd ​planned a ​romanticevening together, but ​circumstancesconspired against it - ​friendsarrivedunexpectedly and then Dave was called out to an ​emergency.
(Definition of conspire against sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conspire against sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (事情、环境)共同导致(计划失败)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (事情、環境)共同導致(計劃失敗)…
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