collude
[ kuh-lood ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 16th century, from Latin from colludere "have a secret agreement," from col- "together" + ludere "to play"
Synonyms
    1.
  • plot
    2.
  • connive
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. to conspire in a fraud
2. to act together through a secret understanding, especially with evil or harmful intent
Examples
1. A) They agreed to collude in the arson plot to get the insurance money. B) Now that they were about to collude and get the scheme started, she started getting cold feet.
2. A) In order to maintain fairness in the league, we ask players not to collude with each other. B) If the businessmen did collude with each other, then we can prove they deliberately ruined the boardwalk.
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