[ 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.


Origin of clash

1490–1500; blend of clap1 and dash1

Related forms

clash·er, nounclash·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·clash, noun, verbun·clash·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clashing


/ (klæʃ) /



Derived Forms

clasher, nounclashingly, adverb

Word Origin for clash

C16: of imitative origin
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