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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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RELATED WORDS

rift, crash, riot, melee, brawl, showdown, encounter, argument, misunderstanding, battle, confrontation, fracas, skirmish, conflict, dispute, smash, collide, contend, try, differ

Nearby words

clarsach, clarthead, clarts, clarty, clary, clash, clashing rocks, clasp, clasp knife, clasp-hook, clasp-knife spasticity

Origin of clash

1490–1500; blend of clap1 and dash1
SYNONYMS FOR clash
Related formsclash·er, nounclash·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·clash, noun, verbun·clash·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clash

clash

/ (klæʃ) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsclasher, nounclashingly, adverb

Word Origin for clash

C16: of imitative origin
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