collide

[kuh-lahyd]
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:
1615–25; < Latin collīdere to strike together, equivalent to col- col-1 + -līdere, combining form of laedere to strike


1. hit, smash, clash.
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collide (kəˈlaɪd)
 
vb
1.  to crash together with a violent impact
2.  to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree
 
[C17: from Latin collīdere to clash together, from com- together + laedere to strike, wound]

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collide
1621, from L. collidere "strike together," from com- "together" + lædere "to strike, injure by striking," of unknown origin. For L. vowel change, see acquisition.
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Example sentences
The notion of colliding worlds is more appealing than the opposite: conflicts
  hinging on small differences.
Take a virtual tour through space with digital images of the first stars,
  colliding galaxies, and a scan of the universe.
Sitting atop colliding plate boundaries, the country has been wracked by
  frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
On a smaller scale, colliding wind patterns can produce convergence, in which
  air also has nowhere to go but up.
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