There once was a famous case of baggage handlers who secretly schemed or connived to smuggle illegal green gophers into the luggage of innocent travelers. The conniving baggage handlers at one airport plotted to put the sleeping gophers into marked suitcases. At the receiving end, the other conniving and dishonestly cooperating handlers would look out for the marked luggage pieces and extract the gophers before the pieces of luggage went off to customs to be inspected.
Quiz: What does it mean to connive?
- To organize a holiday party at the office that everyone can enjoy.
- To scheme and cooperate with others to do something against the law.
- To make a secret plan with your coworkers to surprise someone.