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collide

[kuh-lahyd] /kəˈlaɪd/
verb (used without object), collided, colliding.
1.
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.
2.
to clash; conflict:
Their views on the matter collided.
verb (used with object), collided, colliding.
3.
to cause to collide:
drivers colliding their cars in a demolition derby.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin collīdere to strike together, equivalent to col- col-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to strike
Synonyms
1. hit, smash, clash.
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British Dictionary definitions for collides

collide

/kəˈlaɪd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to crash together with a violent impact
2.
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 collides

collide

v.

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.

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