They seem content to hold what they have, clashing regularly, testing and taunting each other.
More productive is to appreciate the clashing values and seemingly-impossible policy choices involved.
Picasso, with his polka-dot shirt and clashing tie attempted an air of bravado, but lost confidence by the minute.
Some brought rocks and bricks, intent on clashing with the police.
They have, as Schmitt suggested, raised every disagreement, on issue after issue, to the level of clashing worldviews.
Only the clashing of the iron hoofs on the stones broke the stillness of the morning in that mountain solitude.
At present my morning and evening baths are in serious danger of clashing.
The wind howled through the pines and larches, the clashing branches of which showered a deluge of dry cones upon the travellers.
Then he heaved the soft mass of the dead termite into the clashing mandibles.
She stood erect, with her fingers lying in his palm, and the ring of her voice was like the clashing of steel against steel.
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.