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Below you will find the definition of cahoots, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun-plural) - Informal Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime.
EXAMPLES - Cahoots in a Sentence
- Spider-Man is in cahoots with president-elect Barack Obama. (source)
- (Maybe they're in cahoots and are creating buzz on the record.) (source)
- Some have suggested he is in cahoots with communists and polygamists. (source)
- I do not believe that your government and the Taliban are in "cahoots" (source)
- "Seems likely she's in cahoots with somebody in the Nicaraguan government." (source)
- What about the insinuation of Don Smythe in "cahoots" with the bank that he works for? (source)
- I'm convinced that the Mob, in cahoots with Cuban exiles and renegade CIA elements, whacked Jack Kennedy. (source)
- Parlabane was obviously in cahoots with Elspeth, and Beadie couldn't be sure how much Shelley had really told her. (source)
- You and whoever you're in cahoots with must stand to gain plenty from this - and not just in the short-term, either. (source)
- Perhaps it is all an ingenious psychological experiment in cahoots with the sociology department of some Ivy League University. (source)
- Is Summit Entertainment in cahoots with the number gods, choosing release dates simply because the numbers add up to good things? (source)
- The CIA and Google are now in cahoots to invest in a new company called Recorded Future -- a real-life version of Minority Report. (source)
- It did this in cahoots with an influential hedge fund called Paulson & Co. that helped the bank select its portfolio of mortgage investments. (source)
- Uncle Billy is still in 'cahoots' [i. e., shares] with his old pard, and is just laughin 'at us as he's sendin' him accounts of our tomfoolin '. " (source)
- Grayson also disputed comments made last week by Williams, who claimed Bunning and Grayson were in "cahoots" and trying to determine who runs for the seat. (source)
- "Those cabrOns at Mechanix, the bunch we tangled with during our other case -- they were in cahoots with all sorts of shabby folks in and out of the government." (source)
- They also resent working women, educated men, and so forth, and further the core racists think all Democrats are in cahoots with minorities to oppress white people. (source)
- Bondurant might have a chance of succeeding and getting away with it, but not while he was in cahoots with a journalist, any journalist, but particularly Barrie Travis. (source)
- Nikita9pm, LivingNikita's fight against the shady government division so secret it's known only as Division goes up a notch when they get in cahoots with a Russian war criminal. (source)
- Not even two months later, my favorite character, Zack Addy (Eric Millegan) was revealed to have been in cahoots with a cannibalistic serial killer and would no longer be on the show. (source)
- Three other guards who were in the back of the CPS van that was heading to a pension payout point at the time of the shooting are not believed to have been in "cahoots" with the robbers. (source)
- Soliman, the sultan, is in cahoots with sinister aliens who slink across the stage, shrouded like mummies, with black faceplates and, in one case, clawlike appendages used as an extra set of legs. (source)
- She also picked up quite a bit of the political undercurrents of the time, and being from a Jewish family herself, found it absolutely intolerable that her husband was in cahoots with Hitler and other like-minded fascists. (source)
- I have a sneaking suspicion this guy is in cahoots with the Weston Price Foundation - a 'health movement' dedicated to bringing down vegetarianism, especially the soy drinkers, and promoting a diet centred around meat and dairy. (source)
- By subjecting Americans to full-body scans and license-plate readers without their knowledge or compliance and then storing the scans for later use, the government -- in cahoots with the corporate state -- has erected the ultimate suspect society. (source)
- I have been in cahoots with these folks since I decided that TV should be my main solace in a world that I wanted to escape from - filled with bed bugs in theatres to having my luggage trashed at the airport because I did not take off my shoes fast enough. (source)
- Needless to say, the latter are trying to make a case that fails to convince -- i.e., that Islamists get a pass from our judicial system, the disparate parts of which are somehow in cahoots, and that anyway, Hossein and Al-Hayiti should be entirely free to say whatever they want. (source)
- An official panel is gathering evidence of the rush to war and the efforts of Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, in cahoots with George Bush's White House, to create fear and panic -- a sense that war was the only sensible option unless the world wanted another disaster like the 9/11 attacks. (source)
- An article that appeared Wired Danger Room yesterday reveals that the CIA and Google are now in cahoots to invest in a new company called Recorded Future -- a real-life version of Minority Report, one that's all fact and no fantasy, It's purpose is to know the present and predict the future, totally. (source)
- Ask most baseball people about the contributing factors to the Yankee turnaround in the mid-1990s and they'll tell you that it coincided with the multi-year suspension imposed upon him by commissioner Faye Vincent after Steinbrenner went into cahoots with a low level gambler in an effort to dig up dirt on outfielder Dave Winfield. (source)
- White House press secretary Robert Gibbs joked about what he sees as the absurd notion that a pregnant woman would fly to Kenya to have a child, being in "cahoots" with someone in order to smuggle the newborn illegal alien back to the U.S. and forge a birth certificate so that child could run for president "46 and a half years later." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "cahoots" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 4 synonyms for cahoots.
alliance, collusion, league, partnership
We have 0 antonyms for cahoots.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of cahoots from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun-plural) Informal Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Collusion or collaboration to nefarious ends.