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collide

verb col·lide \kə-ˈlīd\

: to hit something or each other with strong force : to crash together or to crash into something

col·lid·edcol·lid·ing

Full Definition of COLLIDE

intransitive verb
1
:  to come together with solid or direct impact <the car collided with a tree>
2
:  clash <colliding cultures>

Examples of COLLIDE

  1. Two football players collided on the field.
  2. <a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide>

Origin of COLLIDE

Latin collidere, from com- + laedere to injure by striking
First Known Use: 1700
COLLIDE Defined for Kids

collide

verb col·lide \kə-ˈlīd\
col·lid·edcol·lid·ing

Definition of COLLIDE for Kids

1
:  to strike against each other with strong force <Racing downstairs I almost collided with my mother … — Pam Zollman, Don't Bug Me!>
2
:  1clash 2 <Their different goals collided.>

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