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Definition of "clash" []

  • To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come into conflict; be in opposition: factions that clashed on a tax increase; an eyewitness account that clashed with published reports. (verb-intransitive)
  • To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together: colors that clash. (verb-intransitive)
  • To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise. (verb-transitive)
  • A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clash" in a sentence
  • "The title clash will be the pair's 21st meeting with Nadal holding the advantage at 13 wins to seven."
  • "Germany await the winners of Thursday's other semi-final between Australia and the Netherlands in the title clash scheduled for Saturday at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium."
  • "Last month Bhupathi and Mirnyi had lost the title clash of the Miami event to Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy."