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Noun
A violent confrontation
“The anger and frustration of the most oppressed sections of youth that erupted in the form of violent clashes with police in the Paris area last week has now spread to the whole of France.”
Noun
An incompatibility leading to disagreement
“I do not think that it is grandiose to say that what we are seeing unfolding before our eyes is nothing less than the clash of two very different civilizations.”
Noun
A mismatch of colours
“In France people need permission to paint buildings a particular colour in an effort to avoid a clash of colour in a street.”
Noun
An inconvenient coincidence of the timing of events or activities
“The clash of dates, meanwhile, is unfortunate, though it hardly constitutes a disaster.”
Noun
A loud jarring sound, as of metal objects being struck together
“There was a loud clash of steel on steel as the swords collided, sparks exploding into being, before both warriors pulled away, circling each other warily.”
Verb
Hit with a loud noise
“Their blades clash again, though both are little less energetic than before.”
Verb
Meet and come into violent conflict
“The violence began when police clashed with some 2,000 demonstrators who were demanding the release of six people earlier detained by police.”
Verb
Do not match
“Don't make policy decisions which clash with company thinking.”
Verb
Have a forceful disagreement
“Later, Rachel clashes with roommates after she takes it upon herself to pressure them to get up and get moving early - as it's done in the Army.”
Verb
Inconveniently occur at the same time
“We play our home games when they do not clash with those of Liverpool or Everton.”
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