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collude

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verb col·lude \kə-ˈlüd\

Simple Definition of collude

  • : to work with others secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest

Full Definition of collude

col·lud·edcol·lud·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  conspire, plot <colluded to keep prices high>

Examples of collude

  1. The two companies had colluded to fix prices.

  2. <accused of colluding to block the sale of the vacant land>



Origin of collude

Latin colludere, from com- + ludere to play, from ludus game — more at ludicrous


First Known Use: 1525



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