cahoots


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ca·hoots

 (kə-ho͞ots′)
pl.n. Informal
Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime.

[Perhaps from French cahute, cabin, from Old French, possibly blend of cabane; see cabin, and hutte; see hut.]
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cahoots

(kəˈhuːts)
pl n (sometimes singular)
1. US partnership; league (esp in the phrases go in cahoots with, go cahoot)
2. in cahoots in collusion
[C19: of uncertain origin]
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Translations

cahoots

[kəˈhuːts] NPL to be in cahoots with sbestar conchabado con algn
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cahoots

[kəˈhuːts] n
to be in cahoots with → être de mèche avec
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cahoots

n (inf) to be in cahoots with somebodymit jdm unter einer Decke stecken
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cahoots

[kəˈhuːts] npl (fam) to be in cahoots (with sb)essere in combutta (con qn)
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Accusing government of being in cahoots with Taliban, Rabbani said that "a minister defending Taliban could not be trusted with carrying out dialogue with Taliban on behalf, interest of masses", stressing that the Nation should be taken into confidence over dialogue with Taliban.
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The report contained some good news, in that there is little evidence terrorists and pirate syndicates are in cahoots. Pirates, the report said, rely on maritime trade to be operating smoothly, while terrorists are motivated to disrupt it.