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Definition of "collide" []

  • To come together with violent, direct impact. (verb-intransitive)
  • To meet in opposition; conflict: "an unlikely foray by an industrial conglomerate into the terrain where entertainment and merchandising collide” ( Laura Bird). (verb-intransitive)

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 "collide" in a sentence
  • "GAME NOTES: Two team still very much in the hunt for the Big Ten title collide in East Lansing today, as the 11th-ranked Michigan State Spartans play host to the ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes."
  • "This song was the perfect combination for the part of the book where the two worlds collide, which is probably why it was on repeat for ages as I wrote."
  • "It is also easier to determine the mass of a white dwarf accreting energy from a known type of star, than it is to figure out the mass and total energy two colliding white dwarfs will release…. if you even happen to see them before they collide, which isn't likely."