Definition of collide
1 : to come together with solid or direct impact The car collided with a tree. Two helicopters collided.
2 : clash colliding cultures Science and religion collided in the court.
Examples of collide in a Sentence
Two football players collided on the field.
a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide
Recent Examples of collide from the Web
The partnership came about after a project that social studies teacher Joe Russell started with his students collided with conversations between the Abbott Fund and Growing Healthy People about two existing greenhouses.
Two men, the drivers of the vehicles the suspect collided with, were injured, but not severely, police said.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities identified the driver whose pickup collided with a train near Hubbard, Oregon, as Natalia Molodih, a 76-year-old woman.
About 3-billion light-years away from Earth, the two black holes, far more massive than our sun, whirled around each other and eventually collided, generating waves like ripples in a pond.
The vehicles collided, the Strains’ Honda Pilot against a Ford Expedition. Glass sprayed.
The domains of art and food collide in an interactive exploration for kids ages 3-12.
If the test proceeds as planned, the two will collide over the Pacific.
These groups have been colliding with increasing frequency across the country since the election last fall of President Trump — especially in cities regarded as liberal.
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Origin and Etymology of collide
Latin collidere, from com- + laedere to injure by striking
First Known Use: 1700See Words from the same year
COLLIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collide for English Language Learners
: to hit something or each other with strong force : to crash together or to crash into something
COLLIDE Defined for Kids
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