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- (onomatopoeia) A loud sound, like the crashing together of metal objects.
- I heard a clash from the kitchen, and rushed in to find the cat had knocked over some pots and pans.
- (military) A skirmish, a hostile encounter.
- (sports) a match; a game between two sides.
- 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France:
- But they ran out of time and inspiration as Les Bleus set up a deserved semi-final clash with Wales.
- An angry argument
- Opposition; contradiction; such as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes etc.
- a clash of beliefs
- a personality clash
- A combination of garments that do not look good together, especially because of conflicting colours.
- She was wearing a horrible clash of red and orange.
- (hurling) An instance of restarting the game after a "dead ball", where it is dropped between two opposing players, who can fight for possession.
- (Scotland) Chatter; gossip; idle talk.
- (intransitive) To make a clashing sound.
- The cymbals clashed.
- (transitive) To cause to make a clashing sound.
- 2012, Robert Lyndon, Hawk Quest:
- Thorfinn clashed his shield against Vallon's and swung his axe to hook Vallon's ankle.
- To come into violent conflict.
- Fans from opposing teams clashed on the streets after the game.
- (intransitive) To argue angrily.
- My parents often clashed about minor things, such as the cleaning or shopping rota.
- (intransitive, in games or sports) To face each other in an important game.
- 2008 June 27, “Jones confirms Calzaghe showdown”, in BBC Sport:
- The veteran American legend claims he and Welsh two-weight world champion Calzaghe will clash on 20 September, probably at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
- (intransitive, of clothes, decor, colours) To fail to look good together; to contrast unattractively; to fail to harmonize.
- You can't wear that shirt! It clashes with your trousers.
- The hotel room was ugly, and the wallpaper clashed with the carpet.
- (intransitive, of events) To coincide, to happen at the same time, thereby rendering it impossible to attend all.
- I can't come to your wedding because it clashes with a friend's funeral.
- I wanted to take German, but it clashed with art on the timetable.
- (intransitive, Scotland) To chatter or gossip.
coincide of events