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"clash" in British English

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clashverb

uk   /klæʃ/  us   /klæʃ/
  • clash verb (LOUD NOISE)

[I or T] to make a ​loudnoise like ​metalhittingmetal, or to ​cause something to make this ​noise: The ​saucepans clashed as he ​piled them into the ​sink. She clashed the ​cymbals together.

clashnoun

uk   /klæʃ/  us   /klæʃ/
  • clash noun (FIGHT)

C2 [C] a ​fight or ​argument between ​people: Rioters ​hurledrocks and ​bottles in clashes withpolice at the ​weekend. There were ​violent clashes between the ​police and ​demonstrators in the ​citycentre.
C2 [C usually singular] a ​situation in which people's ​opinions or ​qualities are very different from and ​opposed to each other: a clash of ​opinions/loyalties/​personalities

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  • clash noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a ​sportscompetition or ​race between two ​people or ​teams
(Definition of clash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clash" in American English

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clashverb

 us   /klæʃ/
  • 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 ​lookugly or ​wrong together: I do not ​think that ​red clashes with ​orange.
  • clash verb (MAKING A SOUND)

[I/T] the ​act of making a ​loudsound like that made when ​metalobjectshit: [I] From the ​kitchen you could ​heardishes clashing as they were ​stacked.

clashnoun [C]

 us   /klæʃ/
  • clash noun [C] (SOUND)

a ​loudsound like that made when ​metalobjectshit
  • clash noun [C] (FIGHT)

a ​disagreement, or a ​fight that ​becomesviolent: a clash of ​interests/​personalities clashes between ​demonstrators and ​police
(Definition of clash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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