connive with (one)

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connive with (one)

To plot or conspire with one (about something). What are you kids whispering about back there? You better not be conniving with each other! I bet the CEO connived with the head of HR to have Tom removed.
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Alhaji Bala said the call became necessary in view of recent happenings in which drug peddlers connive with luggage handlers at some airports to freight illicit substances abroad.
The guards should tow the line, and not connive with the prisoners),' he said.
See them gaily avoiding tax, connive with tabloid hacks, make bubbles with company shares.
While announcing the sack, Governor Oshiomhole expressed regrets that engineers attached to the state Ministry of Works connive with contractors to cheat the state and vowed that the government will sack any government engineer found wanting.
She will happily see the nation of Wales reduced to the status of a region and will connive with the Spanish Right when it is felt that this will best serve New Labour's electoral interests.
He also warned inmates and BuCor personnel who possibly connive to keep the drug trade alive within the prison walls, 'Just in case they still do that and connive with jailed drug lords, stop it.
He said some employers, who think they were being compassionate, sometimes connive with corps members to breach the rules and regulations of the scheme.