Clash meaning

klăsh
To clash is to disagree or be in conflict.

An example of clash is for two opposing candidates to discuss a sensitive political issue.

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To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise.

Cymbals clashing.

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To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
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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.

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To clash means to hit metallic objects together.

An example of clash is for two swords to hit together.

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An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
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To create an unpleasant visual impression when placed together.

Colors that clash.

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A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
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To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
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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.

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To strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise.
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A harsh noise, as of a collision.
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(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.

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(military) A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
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An angry argument.
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(sports) A match; a game between two sides.
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Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.

A clash of beliefs.

A personality clash.

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(hurling) An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
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To make a loud clash.

The plates clashed to the floor.

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To come into violent conflict.

Fans from opposing teams clashed on the streets after the game.

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(intransitive) To argue angrily.

My parents often clashed about minor things, such as the cleaning or shopping rota.

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(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.

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(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.

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(intransitive, in games or sports) To face each other in an important game.
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Origin of clash

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary