verb col·lude \kə-ˈlüd\

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


Full Definition of COLLUDE

intransitive verb
:  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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