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Meaning of CLASH

Pronunciation:  klash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a minor short-term fight
  2. [n]  a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
  3. [n]  a state of conflict between persons
  4. [n]  a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
  5. [v]  disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
  6. [v]  crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
  7. [v]  be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"

CLASH is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brush, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, collide, collide, crash, encounter, friction, jar, skirmish
 See Also: collide with, combat, conflict, conflict, contretemps, crash, differ, disagree, dissent, fight, fighting, hit, impinge on, noise, ram, run into, shock, strike, take issue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clash\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clashed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Clashing}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G.
    kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack.]
    1. To make a noise by striking against something; to dash
       noisily together.
    2. To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to
       come onto collision; to interfere.
             However some of his interests might clash with those
             of the chief adjacent colony.         --Palfrey.
  2. \Clash\, v. t.
    To strike noisily against or together.
  3. \Clash\ n.
    1. A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision
       of bodies; a collision.
             The roll of cannon and clash of arms. --Tennyson.
    2. Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or
       contending interests, views, purposes, etc.
             Clashes between popes and kings.      --Denham.
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