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collision

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of collision

  1. 1 a forceful coming together of two things the collision of two opposing philosophies regarding the rearing of children Synonyms of collision bump, impact, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopWords Related to collision blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch

  2. 2 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact a horrendous car collision on the highway Synonyms of collision crash, concussion, crack-up, smash, smashup, wreckWords Related to collision accident, pileup; demolishment, destruction, ruin

Synonym Discussion of collision

impact, collision, shock, concussion mean a forceful, even violent contact between two or more things. impact may be used to imply contact between two things, at least one of which is impelled toward the other.
    • the glass shattered on impact with the floor
collision implies the coming together of two or more things with such force that both or all are damaged or their progress is severely impeded.
    • the collision damaged the vehicle
shock often denotes the effect produced by a collision and carries the suggestion of something that strikes or hits with force.
    • the shock of falling rocks
concussion when not in technical use, often suggests the shattering, disrupting, or weakening effects of a collision, explosion, or blow.
    • bystanders felt the concussion of the blast


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