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collide

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of collide

  1. 1 to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably <a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide> Synonyms clash, conflict, disaccord, discord, jarRelated Words battle, combat, engage, fight, war (against); chafe, gall, grate, jangle; differ, disagree, dissentNear Antonyms agree, assent, coincide, concur, correspondAntonyms accord, blend, conform (to or with), fit, harmonize, match

  2. 2 to come into usually forceful contact with something <fortunately, I wasn't hurt when my bike collided with that fence> Synonyms bang, bash, bump, hit, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudRelated Words bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms miss, skirt





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