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Definition of collude verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

collude

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːd//
 
[intransitive] (formal, disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collude
BrE BrE//kəˈluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːd//
 
he / she / it colludes
BrE BrE//kəˈluːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːdz//
 
past simple colluded
BrE BrE//kəˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːdɪd//
 
past participle colluded
BrE BrE//kəˈluːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːdɪd//
 
-ing form colluding
BrE BrE//kəˈluːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈluːdɪŋ//
 
Committing crime
 
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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. The president accused his opponents of colluding with foreigners. See related entries: Committing crime Word Origin early 16th cent.: from Latin colludere ‘have a secret agreement’, from col- ‘together’ + ludere ‘to play’.
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