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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
To believe that neither Trump nor Banks colluded directly with Russia in 2016 is to believe in an awful lot of strange coincidences.
The lawsuit alleges that major U.S. airlines colluded to limit capacity to increase ticket prices.
Trump and his supporters have bristled at suggestions that the president or his campaign colluded with the Russian government to win the presidency.
In her lawsuit Wednesday, Daniels had claimed that Davidson and Cohen colluded against her to protect Trump.
Unfortunately for the White House, Kushner’s malleability is now a liability—and one aspect of Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump administration colluded with the Russian government (among others, perhaps).
The document also contained explosive accusations, including that Bell Pottinger employees had created Twitter bots on behalf of the Guptas and had colluded with Jacob Zuma on messaging.
Kaeperick has not played since that season and filed a grievance against the NFL that owners colluded to keep him off the field because of his stance.
Taking advantage of taxpayer dollars and colluding with dangerous companies are serious offenses, and many want Pruitt to answer for his alleged actions.
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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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