come into conflict

Definition of come into conflict

  1. 1 :  to be different in a way that prevents agreement <Unfortunately, their goals for the project came into conflict.> —often + with <There are cases in which these rules come into conflict with one another.>

  2. 2 :  to enter a situation in which there is a struggle for power, property, etc. —often + with <groups coming into conflict with neighboring tribes>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  fight, battle, war

    :  competitive or opposing action of incompatibles :  antagonistic state or action (as of divergent ideas, interests, or persons)

    :  mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands

  1. :  to contend in warfare

    :  to be different, opposed, or contradictory :  to fail to be in agreement or accord

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