clashes, clashing, clashed
1) V-RECIP When people clash, they fight, argue, or disagree with each other. [JOURNALISM]

[V with n] A group of 400 demonstrators ripped down the state Parliament's front gate and clashed with police...

[V with n] Behind the scenes, Parsons clashed with almost everyone on the show...

[pl-n V] The United States and Israel clashed over demands for a UN investigation into the killings.

N-COUNT: oft N between/with n
Clash is also a noun.

There have been a number of clashes between police in riot gear and demonstrators.

2) V-RECIP Beliefs, ideas, or qualities that clash with each other are very different from each other and therefore are opposed.

[V with n] Don't make any policy decisions which clash with official company thinking...

[pl-n V] Here, morality and good sentiments clash headlong.

N-COUNT: N of n
Clash is also a noun.

Inside government, there was a clash of views.

3) VERB If one event clashes with another, the two events happen at the same time so that you cannot attend both of them.

[V with n] The detective changed his holiday dates when his flight was brought forward and it now clashed with the trial.

4) V-RECIP If one colour or style clashes with another, the colours or styles look ugly together. You can also say that two colours or styles clash.

[V with n] The red door clashed with the soft, natural tones of the stone walls...

[pl-n V] So what if the colours clashed?

5) V-RECIP Sports journalists sometimes say that two individuals or teams who compete against each other clash, especially when a lot of feeling is involved.

[V with n] Lewis has recently recovered his fitness and will clash with Christie in the 4x100m relay...

[pl-n V] The two sides will clash there only if Chelsea beat Sunderland in their quarter-final replay.

N-COUNT: oft N between/with n
Clash is also a noun.

Australia's rugby union team for the return clash with New Zealand is weakened by injury.

6) VERB When metal objects clash, they make a lot of noise by being hit together. [LITERARY]

[pl-n V] The golden bangles on her arms clashed and jingled.

Clash is also a noun.

...a noise like the clash of cymbals.

English dictionary. 2008.


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