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clash

[ klash ]
/ klæʃ /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to strike with a resounding or violent collision: He clashed his fist against the heavy door.
to produce (sound) by or as by collision: The tower bell clashed its mournful note.
noun
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Origin of clash

First recorded in 1490–1500; blend of clap1 and dash1

OTHER WORDS FROM clash

clasher, nounclash·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·clash, noun, verbun·clash·ing, adjective
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What are other ways to say clash?

A clash is a conflict; this word is also used in reference to opposition, especially of views or interests. How does clash compare to brush and struggle? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for clash

clash
/ (klæʃ) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of clash

clasher, nounclashingly, adverb

Word Origin for clash

C16: of imitative origin
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