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English definition of “cahoots”

cahoots

noun [plural] uk   /kəˈhuːts/ informal us  
in cahoots (with) acting together with others for an illegal or dishonest purpose: A banker and a government minister were in cahoots over a property deal. It's reckoned that someone in the government was in cahoots with the assassin.
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