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Examples of collude in a Sentence
The two companies had colluded to fix prices.
accused of colluding to block the sale of the vacant land
Recent Examples of collude from the Web
That’s in addition to the $6.7 million spent in the first five months, starting in May 2017, when Mueller was appointed to investigate whether President Donald Trump or any of his aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
The rest reflects spending by Justice Department components in support of his investigation, which includes whether President Donald Trump or anyone close to him colluded with Russians.
But this has been Donald Jr.'s defense all along: that since no Clinton dirt ever materialized in that conference room, his efforts to collude proved unfruitful, and there can be nothing untoward about his conduct.
In 1993, Spada, acting as a grand juror, produced a report accusing Hartford and New Britain police officers of colluding with gangs to sell drugs and launder the proceeds.
The full report, the key findings of which were published in March, finds that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.
One question looms above all others: Did Trump and his inner circle collude with Russia to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid?
Both individuals are also alleging that NFL teams colluded to keep them out of the league.
What's clear, however, is that the owners don't need to actually collude.
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collude Has Latin Roots
Our English "lude" words (allude, collude, delude, elude, and prelude) are based on the Latin verb ludere, meaning "to play." Collude dates back to 1525 and combines ludere and the prefix col-, meaning "with" or "together." The verb is younger than the related noun collusion, which appeared sometime in the 14th century with the specific meaning "secret agreement or cooperation." Despite their playful history, collude and collusion have always suggested deceit or trickery rather than good-natured fun.
COLLUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collude for English Language Learners
: to work with others secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest
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