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collude with (someone or something)

To scheme or conspire with someone or something. The president of the company colluded with his receptionist to conceal all evidence of his crime.
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collude with someone or something

to plot or conspire with someone or a group. The CEO colluded with the board of directors in the stock scandal.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The invitation to collude cases collectively represent one of the FTC's most aggressive uses of section 5.
As with other forms of public goods provision, firms may try to free ride in rent shrinking situations, by abstaining from collusion while encouraging others to collude. Incentives to free ride may be particularly difficult to overcome in rent seeking or rent shrinking contests, since nearly all firms must collude before there are positive gains to the collusive coalition.
July 16, 2018: Trump couldn't collude, because Trump didn't even know Putin
"There is not a single bit of evidence the president of the United States committed the only crime you could commit here, conspiring with the Russians to hack the [Democratic National Committee]," Giuliani said, adding, "The president did not collude with the Russians."
Andy Clifton, the Tote's public relations director, said: "From our point of view, the bet is not designed for people to collude when they have a chance of winning the bonus.
In answer to the question "Where does one begin?" he replies that "We must begin with a commitment never to intentionally kill, or collude in the killing of, any innocent human life...." Since the first century, he pointed out, the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion.
But as a journalist, I'm tired of being expected to collude in their deception."
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently has issued three consent decrees(1) alleging invitations to engage in price-fixing, or "invitations to collude," by companies to their competitors.
'The loggers and traders are backed by local authorities who collude and permit them to commit forest crimes for personal gains,' he said.
"Weve seen even in the public realm, I think, very graphic evidence that the Trump campaign was willing to collude with the Russians," Schiff continued.
"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," he said in July after being questioned by a Senate panel, adding that "I had no improper contacts.
What we need is a mediocre gay art: one that can proudly take a seat of obscurity next to the heterosexual schlock that has lowered cultural standards for centuries and one in which we unwittingly collude every time we worship at its shrine in the name of camp or kitsch.
Indeed, as few as two neighboring firms may be able to profitably collude even when other firms form a chain of "close substitutes." For example, if firms C and D in figure 1 collude, then each firm has effectively eliminated half of its direct competition.
But he said he was "not satisfied that that evidence is of sufficient substance and weight to establish that Mr Corrigan did in fact collude in the fatal shootings".