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Meaning of COLLIDE

Pronunciation:  ku'lId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
  2. [v]  cause to collide; "The physicists collided the particles"
  3. [v]  be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"

COLLIDE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clash, clash, jar
 See Also: collide with, conflict, crash, hit, impinge on, ram, run into, shock, strike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Col*lide"\, v. i. [L. collidere, collisum; col- +
    laedere to strike. See {Lesion}.]
    To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision;
    to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided.
          Across this space the attraction urges them. They
          collide, they recoil, they oscillate.    --Tyndall.
          No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and
          colliding.                               --Carlyle.
  2. \Col*lide"\, v. t.
    To strike or dash against. [Obs.]
          Scintillations are . . . inflammable effluencies from
          the bodies collided.                     --Sir T.
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