collude

[kuh-lood]
verb (used without object), colluded, colluding.
1.
to act together through a secret understanding, especially with evil or harmful intent.
2.
to conspire in a fraud.

Origin:
1515–25; (< Middle French) < Latin collūdere to play together, equivalent to col- col-1 + lūdere to play

colluder, noun
precollude, verb (used without object), precolluded, precolluding.
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collude (kəˈluːd)
 
vb
(intr) to conspire together, esp in planning a fraud; connive
 
[C16: from Latin collūdere, literally: to play together, hence, conspire together, from com- together + lūdere to play]
 
col'luder
 
n

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collude
1520s, from L. colludere "act collusively," lit. "to play with" (see collusion). Related: Colluding (early 17c.).
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Example sentences
It won't keep boards of directors and top management from colluding to
  expropriate their shareholders.
Police have even been accused of colluding with radicals in local extortion and
  thuggery rackets.
Smuggling routes snake around the globe, with facilitators and customers
  colluding to commit crimes.
For example, if two vendors alternate as high and low bidders, they may be
  colluding.
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