verb \kə-ˈlīd\

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


Full Definition of COLLIDE

intransitive verb
:  to come together with solid or direct impact <the car collided with a tree>
:  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


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