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 idea is that if a missile is launched toward the U.S., missile interceptors will target the ICBM using radar and other tracking data and collide with it in mid-air.
My plan is to travel to where the ocean and people are colliding in interesting ways.
The vehicles collided and the accident left 78-year-old Jerome Barson with head injuries.
As the demands for ever-faster service collide with expectations of quality, some things must give.
Two sport utility vehicles collided when one was traveling the wrong direction on northbound I-635.
In May, the USS Lake Champlain collided with a South Korean fishing vessel while conducting routine operations in international waters.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Murray collided with a metal barrier, was ejected for the three-wheel motorcycle and dropped to the parking area underneath the roadway.
The planets formed in a disk of gas and dust surrounding the sun where dust collided together to make pebbles, and then pebbles came together to make planetesimals hundreds of kilometers wide.
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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
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