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CLASH


clash  (klsh)
v. clashed, clash·ing, clash·es
v.intr.
1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing.
2. To come into conflict; be in opposition: factions that clashed on a tax increase; an eyewitness account that clashed with published reports.
3. To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together: colors that clash.
v.tr.
To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
n.
1. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
2. A conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable ideas. See Synonyms at discord.
3. An encounter between hostile forces; a battle or skirmish.

[Imitative.]


clash  /kl/  v. [I] n. clashes 1 to hit together violently, (syn.) to strike: the <n.> clash of armies in battle 2 to argue heatedly, (syn.) to quarrel: The man and wife <v.> clashed over spending too much money. 3 to not look good with: That bright red tie <v.> clashes with his green suit. clash

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