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collude

[ kuh-lood ]
/ kəˈlud /
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verb (used without object), col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing.
to act together through a secret understanding, especially with evil or harmful intent.
to conspire in a fraud.
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Origin of collude

First recorded in 1515–25; from Latin collūdere “to play together,” equivalent to col- col-1 + lūdere “to play”

OTHER WORDS FROM collude

col·lud·er, nounpre·col·lude, verb (used without object), pre·col·lud·ed, pre·col·lud·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for collude

collude
/ (kəˈluːd) /

verb
(intr) to conspire together, esp in planning a fraud; connive

Derived forms of collude

colluder, noun

Word Origin for collude

C16: from Latin collūdere, literally: to play together, hence, conspire together, from com- together + lūdere to play
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