Examples of collision in a Sentence
The car was destroyed in the collision.
the collision of two opposing philosophies regarding the rearing of children
Recent Examples of collision from the Web
A collision on Interstate 5 near Southcenter blocked several lanes and caused a backup stretching at least 7 miles approaching Seattle Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The deputy suffered a hand injury from the collision and required medical attention, Covelli said.
Culture Collision 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 30) from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street.
These systems are designed to make the likelihood of collisions infinitesimally small.
Jeff Masters, Weather Underground's meteorology director, said this could cause a collision of high water with nowhere to go.
Several navies are searching seas east of Singapore where the collision happened early Monday and the search area continues to expand, the Navy said.
There have been four accidents involving Navy vessels in the Pacific this year, including the USS Fitzgerald’s collision with a container ship, which left seven sailors dead.
As the day progressed, 10 sailors missing after the collision remained unaccounted for.
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Origin and Etymology of collision
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbump, impact, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallop
Related Wordsblow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch
Synonym Discussion of collision
- the glass shattered on impact with the floor
- the collision damaged the vehicle
- the shock of falling rocks
- bystanders felt the concussion of the blast
COLLISION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collision for English Language Learners
: a crash in which two or more things or people hit each other
: a situation in which people or groups disagree : a clash or conflict
COLLISION Defined for Kids
Definition of collision for Students
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