- The definition of a clash is a loud metallic bang, or a sharp disagreement.
- An example of a clash is the sound of cymbals hitting.
- An example of a clash is two opposing football teams playing for the championship.
- To clash is to disagree or be in conflict.
An example of clash is for two opposing candidates to discuss a sensitive political issue.
- To clash means to hit metallic objects together.
An example of clash is for two swords to hit together.
- to collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
- to come into conflict; disagree sharply
- to fail to harmonize: colors that clash
Origin of clashechoic
- a harsh noise, as of a collision
- a sharp disagreement; conflict
- lack of harmony
verbclashed, clash·ing, clash·es
- To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing.
- a. To meet in violent conflict: armies that clashed on the plain.b. To be in opposition or disagreement: an eyewitness account that clashed with published reports.
- To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together: colors that clash.
- A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
- a. A violent conflict or confrontation.b. A disagreement or state of opposition: a clash of political ideologies. See Synonyms at conflict.
- An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
Origin of clashImitative
- (onomatopoeia) A loud sound.
- I heard a clash from the kitchen, and rushed in to find the cat had knocked over some pots and pans.
- (military) A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
- (sports) a match; a game between two sides.
- An angry argument
- Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.
- a clash of beliefs
- a personality clash
- A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.
- She was wearing a horrible clash of red and orange.
- (hurling) An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
(third-person singular simple present clashes, present participle clashing, simple past and past participle clashed)
- to make a loud clash
- The plates clashed to the floor.
- to come into violent conflict
- Fans from opposing teams clashed on the streets after the game.
- (intransitive) to argue angrily
- My parents often clashed about minor things, such as the cleaning or shopping rota.
- (intransitive, of clothes) to not look good together.
- You can't wear that shirt, as it clashes with your trousers.
- She looked so trashy, her lipstick and jewellery all clashed.
- (intransitive, of events) to coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all.
- I can't come to your wedding as it clashes with a friend's funeral.
- (intransitive, in games or sports) to face each other in an important game.
Of imitative origin.