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clash

verb  /klæʃ/ us  

clash verb (FIGHT)

[I] to fight or disagree: The president and Congress clashed again over the budget.

clash verb (NOT MATCH)

[I] (of colors or styles) to look ugly or wrong together: I do not think that red clashes with orange.

clash verb (MAKING A SOUND)

[I/T] the act of making a loud sound like that made when metal objects hit: [I] From the kitchen you could hear dishes clashing as they were stacked.

clash

noun [C]  /klæʃ/ us  

clash noun [C] (SOUND)

a loud sound like that made when metal objects hit

clash noun [C] (FIGHT)

a disagreement, or a fight that becomes violent: a clash of interests/personalities clashes between demonstrators and police
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