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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 and Etymology 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

clashed

clashing

  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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