- To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide, they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding.
2012 June 2, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Belgium”, in BBC Sport:
- And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.
- To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.
to impact directly, especially if violent
to come into conflict, or be incompatible
- collide in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- collide in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911