clash: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klash), [key]
- to make a loud, harsh noise: The gears of the old car clashed and grated.
- to come together or collide, esp. noisily: The cymbals clashed.
- to conflict; disagree: Their stories of the accident clashed completely.
- (of juxtaposed colors) to be offensive to the eye.
- to engage in a physical conflict or contest, as in a game or a battle (often fol. by with): The Yankees clash with the White Sox for the final game of the season.
- to strike with a resounding or violent collision: He clashed his fist against the heavy door.
- to produce (sound) by or as by collision: The tower bell clashed its mournful note.
- a loud, harsh noise, as of a collision: The automobiles collided with a terrible clash.
- a collision, esp. a noisy one.
- a conflict; opposition, esp. of views or interests: a clash between nations.
- a battle, fight, or skirmish: The clash between the border patrols left three men dead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.