- The definition of collide means to crash into something or to have conflict.
- Running full speed into a sliding glass door is an example of to collide.
- Getting into a heated political debate is an example of to collide.
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intransitive verb col·lid·ed, col·lid·ing, col·lides
- To come together with violent, direct impact.
- To meet in opposition; conflict: “an unlikely foray by an industrial conglomerate into the terrain where entertainment and merchandising collide” (Laura Bird).
Origin: Latin collīdere : com-, com- + laedere, to strike.