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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 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 a collision with a bus.
  • collision noun (DIFFERENCE)

[C] a strong disagreement: 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 moving objects, such as vehicles: The collision involved a pickup truck 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   /kəˈlɪʒən/ us  
INSURANCE an accident in which two vehicles hit each other: Injuries from rear-end collisions were down, which could mean more than $45 million saved on accident damage per year. 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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