- 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
- a harsh noise, as of a collision
- a sharp disagreement; conflict
- lack of harmony
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verb clashed, clash·ing, clash·es verb, intransitive
- To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise: cymbals clashing.
- To come into conflict; be in opposition: factions that clashed on a tax increase; 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 conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable ideas. See Synonyms at discord.
- An encounter between hostile forces; a battle or skirmish.