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collide

[ kuh-lahyd ]
/ k蓹藞la瑟d /
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verb (used without object), col路lid路ed, col路lid路ing.
to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash: The two cars collided with an ear-splitting crash.
to clash; conflict: Their views on the matter collided.
verb (used with object), col路lid路ed, col路lid路ing.
to cause to collide: drivers colliding their cars in a demolition derby.
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Origin of collide

1615鈥25; <Latin coll墨dere to strike together, equivalent to col-col-1 + -l墨dere, combining form of laedere to strike
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British Dictionary definitions for collide

collide
/ (k蓹藞la瑟d) /

verb (intr)
to crash together with a violent impact
to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree

Word Origin for collide

C17: from Latin coll墨dere to clash together, from com- together + laedere to strike, wound
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