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1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • a clash between rival gangs that resulted in some serious injuries

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2 the loud sound made when metal strikes metal
  • the clash of cymbals

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Synonyms & Antonyms of clash (Entry 2 of 2)

to be out of harmony or agreement usually noticeably
  • the colors of your shirt and pants clash
  • a parent's idea of proper dress often clashes with a teenager's

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The first known use of clash was circa 1500

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“Clash.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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