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Dictionary Definition

clash

Noun

1 a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells" [syn: clang, clangor, clangour, clangoring, clank, crash]
2 a state of conflict between persons [syn: friction]
3 a state of conflict between colors; "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
4 a minor short-term fight [syn: brush, encounter, skirmish]

Verb

1 crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed" [syn: collide]
2 be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: jar, collide]
3 disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Of imitative origin.

Noun

  1. A loud sound.

Translations

Verb

  1. to make a loud clash
  2. to come into conflict

Translations

*Finnish: kalskahtaa
conflict

Extensive Definition

Clash may refer to:
In music:
In video games:
Clash may also refer to:
clash in German: Clash
clash in French: Clash
clash in Dutch: Clash
clash in Thai: แคลช

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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