Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To act together, often in secret, to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To conspire in a fraud or deception; act in concert through a secret understanding; play into one another's hands. See collusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to act in concert with; to conspire

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin collūdere : com-, com- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

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