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English definition of “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.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
(Definition of cahoots from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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