- 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.
- 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
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1. hit, smash, clash.
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Examples from the Web for collided
Instead, something may have collided with Chariklo, knocking debris loose, which was then shepherded into rings.Chariklo, a Minor Planet Nicknamed a “Centaur,” Discovered to Have Rings
Matthew R. Francis
April 6, 2014
“In the second incident, I just learned how to ride a bicycle and collided with a truck,” he wrote.The Famous Artist Lost on MH370
March 25, 2014
Another time my daughter, age 8, running around the house, turned a corner and collided into Wally Shawn.The Only Critic That Mattered
November 2, 2011
The largest loss of life in any incident was at Tenerife in 1977 when two Boeing 747s collided in fog, killing 583 people.Forty-Five Minutes of Chaos in the Sky
November 15, 2010
Over the past twenty years, two storm systems gathered momentum around the drug industry and then collided.Why the Dems Will Target Big Pharma
November 11, 2008
Detis collided with the huge Martian in his eagerness to be out of the room.
He collided with the girl who, with a furtive gesture, slipped something into her muff.A Nest of Spies
It was Miss Abbott, against whose carriage they had collided.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
Out of the laboratory the six came running, collided with the three.
It had collided with the fleet that Piang had been sporting with only an hour before.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy
Florence Partello Stuart
- to crash together with a violent impact
- to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree
C17: from Latin collīdere to clash together, from com- together + laedere to strike, wound
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Word Origin and History for collided
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