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collision

noun uk   us   /kəˈlɪʒ.ən/

collision noun (ACCIDENT)

[C or U] an accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force: There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway. Two drivers were killed in a head-on (= direct) collision between a car and a taxi last night. The cyclist was in collision with a bus.

collision noun (DIFFERENCE)

[C] a strong disagreement: There was a collision of interests/opinions.
Translations of “collision”
in Korean 충돌…
in Arabic تَصادُم…
in Portuguese colisão…
in Catalan col·lisió…
in Japanese 衝突…
in Italian collisione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外, (車輛的)碰撞,相撞…
in Russian столкновение…
in Turkish çarpışma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外, (车辆的)碰撞,互撞…
in Polish zderzenie, kolizja…
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