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Definition of clash verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clash
    he / she / it clashes
    past simple clashed
    -ing form clashing
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  1. 1[intransitive] clash (with somebody) to come together and fight or compete in a contest The two sets of fans clashed outside the stadium. The two teams clash in tomorrow's final. Demonstrators clashed violently with police.
  2. argue
  3. 2[intransitive] clash (with somebody) (over/on something) to argue or disagree seriously with someone about something, and to show this in public The leaders and members clashed on the issue. The leaders clashed with party members on the issue.
  4. be different
  5. 3[intransitive] clash (with something) (of beliefs, ideas, or personalities) to be very different and opposed to each other His left-wing views clashed with his father's politics. His views and his father's clashed. They have clashing personalities.
  6. of colors
  7. 4[intransitive] clash (with something) (of colors, patterns, or styles) to look ugly when put together The wallpaper clashes with the carpet. The wallpaper and the carpet clash. Do you think these colors clash?
  8. make loud noise
  9. 5[intransitive, transitive] to hit together and make a loud ringing noise; to make two metal objects do this clash (together) The long blades clashed together. clash something (together) She clashed the cymbals.
  10. of two events
  11. 6[intransitive] clash (with something) (of events) to happen at the same time so that you cannot go to or see them both Unfortunately your party clashes with a wedding I'm going to. There are two good movies on TV tonight, but they clash.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clash

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