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clash

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verb \ˈklash\

Simple Definition of clash

  • : to be in a situation in which you are fighting or disagreeing : to come into conflict with someone

  • : to look bad or ugly together

  • : to be very different in a way that makes being or working together difficult

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clash

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a clash <cymbals clashed>

  3. 2 :  to come into conflict <where ignorant armies clash by night — Matthew Arnold>; also :  to be incompatible <the colors clashed>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to clash

clasher noun

Examples of clash in a sentence

  1. Police and protesters clashed yesterday.

  2. The sofa and the chair clash.

  3. She ended the song by clashing the cymbals.



Origin of clash

imitative


First Known Use: circa 1500


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clash

noun

Simple Definition of clash

  • : a short fight between groups of people

  • : an argument or disagreement between people

  • : a difference that makes it difficult for people or things to be together or work together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clash

  1. 1 :  a noisy usually metallic sound of collision

  2. 2 a :  a hostile encounter :  skirmish b :  a sharp conflict <a clash of opinions>

Examples of clash in a sentence

  1. Hundreds were killed in ethnic clashes in the region last month.

  2. <a clash between rival gangs that resulted in some serious injuries>



1513

First Known Use of clash

1513



CLASH Defined for Kids

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clash

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verb \ˈklash\

Definition of clash for Students

clashedclashing

  1. 1 :  to make or cause to make the loud sound of metal objects hitting <clashing cymbals>

  2. 2 :  to come into conflict <Protesters clashed with the police.>

  3. 3 :  to not go together well <Their personalities clashed.> <Your shirt and tie clash.>




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clash

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noun

Definition of clash for Students

  1. 1 :  a loud sharp sound usually of metal striking metal <the clash of swords>

  2. 2 :  a struggle or strong disagreement <It was inevitable that the clash for leadership should come. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild>





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