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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 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.

clashnoun [C]

 us   /klæʃ/
  • 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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"clash" in British English

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clashverb

uk   /klæʃ/  us   /klæʃ/

clashnoun

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

C2 [C] a fight or argument between people: Rioters hurled rocks and bottles in clashes with police at the weekend. There were violent clashes between the police and demonstrators in the city centre.
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 sports competition or race between two people or teams
(Definition of clash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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