clash (plural clashes)
- (onomatopoeia) A loud sound.
- 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.
- to make a loud clash
- The plates clashed to the floor.
- 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, of clothes) to fail to look good together; to contrast unattractively; to fail to harmonize.
- You can't wear that shirt! It clashes with your trousers.
- She looked so trashy, her lipstick and jewellery all clashed.
- (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, 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.