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intr.v. col·logued, col·logu·ing, col·logues
1. To be on friendly or intimate terms with someone.
a. To consult or confer with someone.
b. To chat.
3. Chiefly Upper Southern US To conspire; intrigue: "I'm satisfied they're colloguing to beat me out of my place" (Dialect Notes).
[Perhaps alteration (influenced by Latin colloquī, to converse) of colleague, to enter into an alliance, from Old French colleguer, from Latin colligāre, to collect (influenced by Old French collegue, colleague); see colligate.]
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vb, collogues, colloguing or collogued
(usually foll: by with) to confer confidentially; intrigue or conspire
[C16: perhaps from obsolete colleague (vb) to be or act as a colleague, conspire, influenced by Latin colloquī to talk with; see colleague]
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Past participle: collogued
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