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"collision" in British English

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collisionnoun

uk   /kəˈlɪʒ.ən/  us   /kəˈlɪʒ.ən/
  • collision noun (ACCIDENT)

[C or U] an ​accident that ​happens when two ​vehicleshit each other with ​force: There has been a collision on the ​southboundstretch 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 a collision with a ​bus.
  • collision noun (DIFFERENCE)

[C] a ​strongdisagreement: There was a collision of ​interests/​opinions.
(Definition of collision from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"collision" in American English

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collisionnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈlɪʒ·ən/
the ​violent coming together of two or more ​movingobjects, such as ​vehicles: The collision ​involved a ​pickuptruck and a ​car .
(Definition of collision from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"collision" in Business English

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collisionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kəˈlɪʒən/
INSURANCE an accident in which two ​vehicleshit each other: Injuries from rear-end collisions were down, which could ​mean more than $45 million ​saved on accident ​damageperyear. collision ​damage
be on a collision course
if two or more ​people or ​groups are on a collision ​course, they are doing or saying things which will cause a disagreement or problems between them: The ​House and the Senate are again on a collision ​course over ​transportation.
(Definition of collision from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “collision”
in Arabic تَصادُم…
in Korean 충돌…
in Portuguese colisão…
in Catalan col·lisió…
in Japanese 衝突…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意外, (车辆的)碰撞,互撞…
in Turkish çarpışma…
in Russian столкновение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意外, (車輛的)碰撞,相撞…
in Italian collisione…
in Polish zderzenie, kolizja…
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“collision” in British English

“collision” in Business English

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