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intr.v. col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing, col·ludes
To act together, often in secret, to achieve an illegal or improper purpose: "The managers and the union leaders regularly colluded to rob the plantations at the expense of the workers" (Daniel Wilkinson).
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(intr) to conspire together, esp in planning a fraud; connive
[C16: from Latin collūdere, literally: to play together, hence, conspire together, from com- together + lūdere to play]
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v.i. -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
to conspire to commit a fraud.
[1515–25; (< Middle French) < Latin collūdere to play together, collude with]
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Past participle: colluded
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|Verb||1.||collude - act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; "The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall"|
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
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verb conspire, scheme, plot, intrigue, collaborate, contrive, abet, connive, be in cahoots (informal), machinate Several local officials are in jail on charges of colluding with the Mafia.
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collude[kəˈluːd] VI → confabularse (with con)
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collude[kəˈluːd] vi (pejorative) [companies, officials] → s'associer
to collude to do sth → s'associer pour faire qch
to collude with sb → s'associer avec qn
to collude in sth → être de mèche dans qch
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