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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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"The British Government is colluding with this military campaign and that includes the disastrous humanitarian effects of the aerial operations."
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666 Third Avenue, 105 East 17th Street, 31 West 52nd Street and 200 Liberty Street (building sources: Property Shark) The Manhattan district attorney has indicted six subcontractors for allegedly colluding with Lehr Construction, which was charged with fraud and corruption yesterday, in swindling $30 million from construction clients.
Economist Martin Mwinga has accused the three leading supermarkets in the country of colluding in order to fix prices.
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He claims to have been mistreated and tortured in Pakistan, where he was detained, and has accused Greater Manchester Police of colluding in this to some extent.
Britain has denied any role in torture or of colluding with other authorities that might have tortured Mohamed.
BUILDING A CASE: The Office of Fair Trading has accused 112 construction firms of colluding on prices
With his record of voting for liberal justices Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, and of colluding with Democrats in their campaign to kill the most conservative Bush nominees, what guarantee is there a President McCain will nominate and fight for the fifth jurist who would vote to overturn Roe v.
SAA agreed to the fines in May for allegedly colluding with LH to fix ticket prices on flights between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Frankfurt.
The results are like passages of music, each capitalizing on, colluding with, complicating, and in subtle ways even compromising or contradicting the others.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has fined four Italian tobacco processors Euro 56 million in total for colluding for six years over the fixing of prices paid to growers and their agents, and on choosing which supplier to use.
South African affiliates of seven world automakers, including BMW AG and Nissan Motor Co., violated the fair competition law by colluding with dealers to maintain the minimum prices of their new cars, the nation's antitrust watchdog said Tuesday.