For sportswriters, the big game means a clash of the titanic cliches—even if the teams don't look so super.
clash invited Singleton to meet him for dinner near his home.
The clash between the two sides has been fought out in Israeli courts and in the media.
The Ramones I was a big fan of, the Talking Heads, the clash, Sex Pistols…all those bands.
Linsker initially escaped after the clash on the bridge but was arrested a short time later.
A clash of arms followed in which several Americans were killed.
The sentinels lowered their muskets, and crossed them with a clash before the gateway.
"They couldn't hev noticed the clash of them jimmyjohns, nohow," declared the negligent Watt, nonchalantly.
Some wear nose rings and all wear bangles that clash as they walk.
The next morning we were awakened by the booming of cannon and clash of musketry.
c.1500, "to make a loud, sharp sound," of imitative origin, or a blend of clap and crash. Cf. Dutch kletsen "splash, clash," German klatschen, Danish klaske "clash, knock about." Figurative sense, in reference to non-physical strife or battle, is first attested 1620s. Of things, "to come into collision," from 1650s; of colors, "to go badly together," first recorded 1894. Related: Clashed; clashing.
1510s, "sharp, loud noise of collision," from clash (v.). Especially of the noise of conflicting metal weapons. Meaning "hostile encounter" is from 1640s; meaning "conflict of opinions, etc." is from 1781.