Collide meaning

kə-līd'
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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To come together with violent, direct impact.
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To meet in opposition; conflict.
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To come into conflict; clash.
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To come into violent contact; strike violently against each other; crash.
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To impact directly, especially if violent.

When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.

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To come into conflict, or be incompatible.

Tibet collided with the modern world.

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Origin of collide

  • Latin collīdere com- com- laedere to strike
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin collidere (“to strike or clash together”), from com- (“together”) + laedere (“to strike, dash against, hurt”); see lesion.
    From Wiktionary