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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COLLIDE, v.i. To strike or dash against each other.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: clash, jar, collide]
2: cause to collide; "The physicists collided the particles"
3: crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed" [syn: collide, clash]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (collided; colliding) Etymology: Latin collidere, from com- + laedere to injure by striking Date: 1700 1. to come together with solid or direct impact <the car collided with a tree> 2. clash <colliding cultures>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (often foll. by with) 1 come into abrupt or violent impact. 2 be in conflict. Etymology: L collidere collis- (as COM-, laedere strike, damage)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Collide Col*lide", v. t. To strike or dash against. [Obs.] Scintillations are . . . inflammable effluencies from the bodies collided. --Sir T. Browne.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Collide Col*lide", v. i. [L. collidere, collisum; col- + laedere to strike. See Lesion.] To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided. Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide, they recoil, they oscillate. --Tyndall. No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding. --Carlyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(collides, colliding, collided) 1. If two or more moving people or objects collide, they crash into one another. If a moving person or object collides with a person or object that is not moving, they crash into them. Two trains collided head-on in north-eastern Germany early this morning... Racing up the stairs, he almost collided with Daisy... He collided with a pine tree near the North Gate. V-RECIP: pl-n V, V with n, V with n (non-recip) 2. If the aims, opinions, or interests of one person or group collide with those of another person or group, they are very different from each other and are therefore opposed. The aims of the negotiators in New York again seem likely to collide with the aims of the warriors in the field... What happens when the two interests collide will make a fascinating spectacle. = clash V-RECIP: V with n, pl-n V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. 1. Come into collision, strike violently against each other, dash against each other, run into each other, encounter with a shock, crash together. 2. Clash, interfere, be antagonistic or in antagonism, be at variance.

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