[ klash ]
/ klæʃ /
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verb (used without object)
to make a loud, harsh noise: The gears of the old car clashed and grated.
to come together or collide, especially noisily: The cymbals clashed.
to conflict; disagree: Their stories of the accident clashed completely.
(of juxtaposed colors) to be offensive to the eye.
to engage in a physical conflict or contest, as in a game or a battle (often followed by with): The Yankees clash with the White Sox for the final game of the season.
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.
a loud, harsh noise, as of a collision: The automobiles collided with a terrible clash.
a collision, especially a noisy one.
a conflict; opposition, especially of views or interests: a clash between nations.
a battle, fight, or skirmish: The clash between the border patrols left three men dead.
SYNONYMS FOR clash
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synonym study for clash
10. See struggle.
OTHER WORDS FROM clashclasher, nounclash·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·clash, noun, verbun·clash·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clash
/ (klæʃ) /
to make or cause to make a loud harsh sound, esp by striking together
(intr) to be incompatible; conflict
(intr) to engage together in conflict or contest
(intr) (of dates or events) to coincide
(intr) (of colours) to look ugly or inharmonious together
a loud harsh noise
a collision or conflict
Scot gossip; tattle
Derived forms of clashclasher, nounclashingly, adverb
Word Origin for clash
C16: of imitative origin
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