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[kuh-lahyd] /kəˈlaɪd/
verb (used without object), collided, colliding.
to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash:
The two cars collided with an ear-splitting crash.
to clash; conflict:
Their views on the matter collided.
verb (used with object), collided, colliding.
to cause to collide:
drivers colliding their cars in a demolition derby.
Origin of collide
1615-25; < Latin collīdere to strike together, equivalent to col- col-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to strike
1. hit, smash, clash. Unabridged
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  • They then discarded all scenarios in which the planets collided or did not end up in the correct final order.
  • And it has collided as it were with other deficit sources, which has fed concerns with the long-run health of the economy.
  • While at the event of stress it affecting to the heart and get collided with the full function of the blood system.
  • Such a moonlet would have collided in a giant splat against the main moon billions of years ago.
  • The shark collided with him head-on, trying to get its mouth around his upper body.
  • Inhabited or not, both planets would have been obliterated when their two worlds collided.
  • In the tiny space, antimatter and matter collided and annihilated, turning into pure energy.
  • The only casualty in our group was when one of the crazier horses collided into the back of a pickup truck.
  • Suppose that the ball didn't lose any energy when it collided with the ground.
  • When the object collided with something, the clay would get smashed and he could measure how smashed it got.
British Dictionary definitions for collided


verb (intransitive)
to crash together with a violent impact
to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree
Word Origin
C17: from Latin collīdere to clash together, from com- together + laedere to strike, wound
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Word Origin and History for collided



1620s, from Latin collidere "strike together," from com- "together" (see com-) + laedere "to strike, injure by striking," of unknown origin. For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. Related: Collided; colliding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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