come into conflict

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of come into conflict

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 :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

conflict play
  1. : fight, battle, war

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

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

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

  2. : to contend in warfare


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