clash1 [klæʃ] v
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: From the sound of sharp blows]
if two armies, groups etc clash, they start fighting - used in news reports
Troops clashed near the border.
clash with
Police have clashed with demonstrators again today.
2.) [I]
if two people or groups clash, they argue because they have very different beliefs and opinions - used in news reports
clash with
Democrats clashed with Republicans in a heated debate.
clash over/on
The two men have clashed over the report's conclusions.
3.) [I]
if two colours or designs clash, they look very bad together
clash with
I can't wear red - it clashes with my hair.
4.) [I] [i]especially BrE if two events clash, they happen at the same time in a way that is inconvenient
American Equivalent: conflictclash with
The announcement has been delayed to avoid clashing with the Prime Minister's speech.
5.) [I and T]
if two pieces of metal clash, or if you clash them, they make a loud ringing sound
The cymbals clashed.
clash 2
clash2 n
1.) a short fight between two armies or groups - used in news reports
an escalation (=increase) of armed clashes along the border
clash between/with
violent clashes between police and demonstrators
2.) an argument between two people or groups because they have very different beliefs or opinions - used in news reports
clash between/with
The company's expansion plans could put it in a head-on clash with environmentalists.
personality/culture clash
(=a situation in which two people or groups do not like each other)
3.) a sports match between two teams, players etc that is expected to be very exciting - used in sports reports
The heavyweight clash goes ahead in Las Vegas on 8 May.
4.) a situation in which two events happen at the same time in a way that is inconvenient
a scheduling clash on TV
5.) a loud sound made by two metal objects hitting each other
the clash of swords
6.) a combination of two colours, designs etc that look bad together
a colour clash

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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