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[kuh-lahyd] /kəˈlaɪd/
verb (used without object), collided, colliding.
to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash:
The two cars collided with an ear-splitting crash.
to clash; conflict:
Their views on the matter collided.
verb (used with object), collided, colliding.
to cause to collide:
drivers colliding their cars in a demolition derby.
Origin of collide
1615-25; < Latin collīdere to strike together, equivalent to col- col-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to strike
1. hit, smash, clash. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now the passengers were all thrown to the right of the vehicle, now to the left, and now they all collided in the centre.

    The Argosy Various
  • But the glare of the candle led him astray, and he collided blindly with Jerry.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • Out of the laboratory the six came running, collided with the three.

  • I was clinging fast to the rope, and Aunt Olive and I collided.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • There was a sound of hasty footfalls and an exclamation as Tommy collided with an ash-barrel.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for collided


verb (intransitive)
to crash together with a violent impact
to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree
Word Origin
C17: from Latin collīdere to clash together, from com- together + laedere to strike, wound
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Word Origin and History for collided



1620s, from Latin collidere "strike together," from com- "together" (see com-) + laedere "to strike, injure by striking," of unknown origin. For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. Related: Collided; colliding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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