collide

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verb col·lide \kə-ˈlīd\

Definition of collide

collided

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colliding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to come together with solid or direct impact The car collided with a tree. Two helicopters collided.

  3. 2 :  clash colliding cultures Science and religion collided in the court.

Examples of collide in a sentence

  1. Two football players collided on the field.

  2. a story of what happens when modern American mores and traditional Asian values collide

Origin and Etymology of collide

Latin collidere, from com- + laedere to injure by striking


First Known Use: 1700


COLLIDE Defined for English Language Learners

collide

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verb col·lide \kə-ˈlīd\

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

collide

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verb col·lide \kə-ˈlīd\

Definition of collide for Students

collided

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colliding

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

  2. 2 :  1clash 2 Their different goals collided.



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