Clash - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |klæʃ|  American pronunciation of the word clash
Brit.  |klaʃ|  British pronunciation of the word clash


- a loud resonant repeating noise (syn: clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, crash)
- a state of conflict between persons (syn: friction)
- a state of conflict between colors
- a minor short-term fight (syn: brush, encounter, skirmish)


- crash together with violent impact(syn: collide)
- be incompatible; be or come into conflict(syn: collide, jar)
- disagree violently


Police and protesters clashed yesterday.

The sofa and the chair clash.

She ended the song by clashing the cymbals.

Hundreds were killed in ethnic clashes in the region last month.

...a clash between rival gangs that resulted in some serious injuries...

The Greek forces clashed against Turks in the hills.

My opinions clash against yours.

Mary and her husband clashed over the question of where they should live.

I clashed against the streetlight and hurt my head.

I was unable to study music at school because it clashed with history.

These colours clash.

The orange curtains clash against / with the red furniture.

Troops clashed near the border.

Police have clashed with demonstrators again today.

Democrats clashed with Republicans in a heated debate.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: clash
he/she/it: clashes
present participle: clashing
past tense: clashed
past participle: clashed
singular: clash
plural: clashes
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