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collide

col·lide

collide

 
 
pronunciation:
k laId
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: collided, collides, colliding
definition 1: to strike or bump into one another forcefully.
The cars collided in the icy parking lot.
 
synonyms:
bump, crash, hit, smash
similar words:
bang, clash, impinge, jostle, shock
definition 2: to come into conflict or disagree.
They collided over the issue of taxes.
synonyms:
clash, conflict, differ, disagree
similar words:
battle, engage, fight, quarrel, struggle
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The word collide contains the following part:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.