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"collude" in British English

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colludeverb [I]

uk   us   /kəˈluːd/ formal
to ​act together ​secretly or ​illegally in ​order to ​deceive or ​cheat someone: It was ​suspected that the ​police had colluded with the ​witnesses.
(Definition of collude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collude" in Business English

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colludeverb [I]

uk   us   /kəˈluːd/
LAW to do something ​secret or ​illegal with another ​person, ​company, etc. in ​order to ​deceivepeople: collude with sb He is ​accusing the ​administration of colluding with ​industry to ​stall the state's strict vehicle-emissions ​standards.
(Definition of collude from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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