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Definition of collude verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] (formal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collude
he / she / it colludes
past simple colluded
-ing form colluding
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to work together secretly or illegally in order to trick other people collude (with somebody) (in something/in doing something) Several people had colluded in the murder. collude (with somebody) (to do something) They colluded with terrorists to overthrow the government.
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