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clash

clash

 
 
pronunciation:
klaesh
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clashed, clashes, clashing
definition 1: to strike together noisily and harshly.
As they struck at each other, their swords clashed.
synonyms:
collide
similar words:
clang, clangor, clank, clatter, strike
definition 2: to conflict sharply; disagree.
They clashed over who should head the committee.
synonyms:
argue, collide, conflict, cross swords, disagree, dispute
antonyms:
agree, coincide, harmonize, see eye to eye
similar words:
combat, contend, differ, discord, quarrel, spar
definition 3: to be mismatched or conflicting, as in color, tone, or time.
His striped tie and his Hawaiian shirt clash.The red of the pillows clashes with the orange of the couch.This meeting clashes with my dinner date.
antonyms:
dovetail, go, harmonize, match
similar words:
conflict
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to strike with a loud, harsh noise.
The two deer clashed their horns.
synonyms:
bang
similar words:
butt, clank, smash, strike
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a harsh, loud sound.
There was a clash of metal against metal.
similar words:
bang, clang, clangor, clank, clatter
definition 2: a conflict, battle, or disagreement.
It's going to be an exciting clash between the two best teams.
synonyms:
battle, conflict, disagreement, fight, struggle
similar words:
altercation, argument, collision, combat, dispute, encounter, quarrel, rivalry, row, strife, tussle, war
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derivations: clashingly (adv.), clasher (n.)
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