I UK [klæʃ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "clash":
singular clash plural clashes
1) mainly journalism a fight or battle between two groups of people
clash between:

Yesterday saw violent clashes between police and protesters.

2) mainly journalism a very angry argument between two people or groups
clash with:

The Prime Minister faces a clash with business leaders tomorrow.

clash between:

a clash between the government and the media

3) mainly journalism an important game or competition between two teams or players
clash with:

Ewing will not be playing in Saturday's third-round clash with Leeds.

4) a situation in which two people or things are very different from each other so that they cannot exist together or work together
clash of:

a problem that has been caused by a clash of cultures

a personality clash:

Many bands break up because of personality clashes between musicians.

5) a loud sound made when two metal objects hit each other

the clash of the cymbals

6) an annoying situation in which two events happen at the same time
7) a combination of two colours, patterns etc that do not look good together

II UK [klæʃ] / US verb
Word forms "clash":
present tense I/you/we/they clash he/she/it clashes present participle clashing past tense clashed past participle clashed
1) [intransitive] mainly journalism to argue very angrily with someone
clash with someone over something:

Morgan clashed with editors over whether to publish the story.

2) [intransitive] mainly journalism if two groups of people clash, they suddenly start fighting with each other
clash with:

Angry students clashed with riot police in Miami yesterday.

3) [intransitive] if two events clash, they happen at the same time, so that you cannot be present at both of them
clash with:

The conference dates clash with John's wedding.

4) [intransitive] if two colours, patterns etc clash, they do not look good together
clash with:

His T-shirt clashed with his shorts.

5) [intransitive] mainly journalism if two teams or players clash, they play an important game or competition against each other

The two teams clashed in the third round of the cup.

6) [intransitive/transitive] if two metal objects clash, or if you clash them, they hit each other and make a loud sound

English dictionary. 2014.


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