clash

[ klash ]
/ klæʃ /

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

synonym study for clash

10. See struggle.

OTHER WORDS FROM clash

clasher, 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 forms of clash

clasher, nounclashingly, adverb

Word Origin for clash

C16: of imitative origin
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