• WordNet 3.6
    • v clash disagree violently "We clashed over the new farm policies"
    • v clash crash together with violent impact "The cars collided","Two meteors clashed"
    • v clash be incompatible; be or come into conflict "These colors clash"
    • n clash a minor short-term fight
    • n clash a loud resonant repeating noise "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
    • n clash a state of conflict between persons
    • n clash a state of conflict between colors "her dress was a disturbing clash of colors"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clash A loud noise resulting from collision; a noisy collision of bodies; a collision. "The roll of cannon and clash of arms."
    • Clash Opposition; contradiction; as between differing or contending interests, views, purposes, etc. "Clashes between popes and kings."
    • Clash To make a noise by striking against something; to dash noisily together.
    • Clash To meet in opposition; to act in a contrary direction; to come onto collision; to interfere. "However some of his interests might clash with those of the chief adjacent colony."
    • v. t Clash To strike noisily against or together.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • clash To make a loud harsh noise, as from a violent or sudden blow or collision.
    • clash To dash against an object with a loud noise; come into violent and resounding collision; strike furiously.
    • clash Figuratively, to act with opposing power or in a contrary direction; come into collision; contradict; interfere: as, their opinions and their interests clash.
    • clash To talk; gossip idly; tattle; tell tales.
    • clash To bang; strike, or strike against, with a resounding collision; strike sharply together.
    • n clash A sharp or harsh noise made by a blow, as upon a metallic surface; a sound produced by the violent collision of hard bodies; a striking together with noise; noisy collision.
    • n clash Figuratively, opposition; collision; contradiction, as between differing or conflicting interests, views, purposes, etc.
    • n clash Tittle-tattle; scandal; idle talk.
    • n clash A quantity of any moist substance thrown at something; a splash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clash klash a loud noise, such as is caused by the striking together of weapons: opposition: contradiction:
    • v.i Clash to dash noisily together: to meet in opposition: to act in a contrary direction: to disagree:
    • v.t Clash to strike noisily against
    • n Clash klash (Scot.) chatter, country talk
    • v.i Clash (Scot.) to gossip
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  • Marc Chagall
    Marc Chagall
    “When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.”
  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson
    “The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.”
  • Cesare Pavese
    “Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body.”
  • C. C. Mehta
    C. C. Mehta
    “Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “The one who adapts his policy to the times prospers, and likewise that the one whose policy clashes with the demands of the times does not.”
  • George W. Russell
    George W. Russell
    “And see the confluence of dreamsThat clashed together in our night,One river born of many streamsRoll in one blaze of blinding light!”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin; cf. G. klatschen, Prov. G. kleschen, D. kletsen, Dan. klaske, E. clack,


In literature:

It is made of the continual clashing of swords!
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
The first clash of arms was music to his soul.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It was as though both knew that a distant day would bring another clash between them.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
In her, like us, there clash'd, contending powers, Germany, France, Christ, Moses, Athens, Rome.
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
At her side dangled and clashed a long rosary of brown wooden beads, with a copper crucifix attached.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
A withering musketry fire and the clash of arms quickly followed.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Clash, clash, hammer; ding, dong, bell.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
And its huge walls clashed together, and its mean and lowly things The fire of death confounded with the tokens of the kings.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
And I knew that nothing was to be gained, that night, by the foolish and futile clash of words.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Their eyes met, and Simon felt almost as if swords had clashed.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
All day there had been rumors busy of the clash, of the matters involved.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The boy saw the terrible earnestness of his face, and, clashing his milk-cans in turn, he shuffled a sort of jig.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Ambition and the clashing of interests also mitigate against smooth living.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
By and by a knot on the pack-rope slipped and some tools and cooking pans fell with a clash.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Bayonet fighting figured largely in the clashes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
For our interests do not clash, whereas those of Italy and the Entente Powers never can run parallel.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
After many months of idleness a clash came in the North Sea on August 12, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
I clean forbade that Italy should clash with Troy in war.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
By-and-by he saw a castle, and knew from what Jamila had told him that it was the Place of Clashing Swords.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Her paddle clashed with that of the other girl.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe

In poetry:

To look upon you is to hear
The clash of battles old;
And tournaments of gentle knights
And splintering lances cold.
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
From Seville to Granada
in the silence of the nights,
one can hear the sound of serenades
and the clashing of swords.
"Don Juan's Serenade" by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
"True Irishmen have often met,
One common cause to feel,
And many a furious onset met,
With 'valor's clashing steel.'
"A Protestant Irishman To His Wife" by Thomas Frederick Young
They fell fu close on ilka side,
Sic fun ye never saw;
For Hielan swords gied clash for clash,
At the battle o Harlaw.
"Traditionary Version" by Andrew Lang
They fell fu close on ilka side,
Sic fun ye never saw;
For Hielan swords gied clash for clash,
At the battle o' Harlaw.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British
"Lo, here I stand, at your command,
To chant your deeds, O king!"
And weapons clash and hauberks crash
Responsive to his string.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany

In news:

North Brunswick, Roselle Park, Montclair exemplify clash.
Candidates clash at the final presidential debate.
Rival militias and tribes clash as the weak central government struggles to exert control.
There Is No "Clash of Cultures".
The CLASH team / The Space Telescope Science Institute.
(The CLASH team/The Space Telescope Science Institute).
Hamas, Fatah Jockey for Control After Gaza Clashes.
Israeli Coalition Appears Fated to Clash With U.S.
Clashes between police and protesters moved into a third day in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday.
FAU faces uphill climb in clash with No.
PM tells Osborne to fend for himself in Balls clash.
4 Decades After Clashes, Boston Again Debates School Busing.
It is a clash of ideas about the nature of journalism itself.
Greyhounds & Tigers Clash On Deep Blue Soccer Field.
Technology opens way for unlimited algorithm-run clashes of DIY terminators.

In science:

For example, a value of mH (cid:29) 200 GeV would clash with the result of electroweak fits.
The super-LHC
When scopes merge (e.g. if organisations merge) identities may clash.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
The trivial unsatisfiability occurs in the collection with n o top-level propositional atoms because clashes between complementary modal literals without investigating any modal successors. formulae is not actually a serious The presence of this large number of trivially unsatisfiable problem with these tests.
A New General Method to Generate Random Modal Formulae for Testing Decision Procedures
He [Lakatos] admits that existing methodologies clash with scientific pr actice, but he believes that there are standards which are liberal enough to permit science and yet substantial enough to let reason survive.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
As the name states, this book tells a story formed by tweets of people during the revolution and the clashes with the past regime.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
The presence of such a large force relatively nearby has a strong tendency to clash with the results of the electroweak precision tests .
Status of precision tests of the Standard Model
At the price of a somewhat unnatural shape of the gluon density one can sizeably reduce the discrepancy without clashing with other data .
Status of precision tests of the Standard Model
R-LFG does not possess either the functionality axiom or the constant-constant clash axiom, and hence it does permit a single constituent to bear two such distinct features, so long as both are checked or consumed as described below.
Features as Resources in R-LFG
Further, the constraining equation method does not rely on the functionality axiom or the constant-constant clash axioms in the same way that the defining equation method does.
Features as Resources in R-LFG
Unlike LFG, R-LFG does not require that attributes are single-valued, nor does it enforce a constant-constant clash.
Features as Resources in R-LFG
One approach which is much less motivated now than twenty years ago is to introduce a coloranomalous U(1); a second is to assume the up quark is massless, although this clashes with successes of chiral perturbation theory.
Spontaneous CP Violation
One approach which is much less motivated now than twenty years ago is to introduce a color-anomalous U(1); a second is to assume the up quark is massless, although this clashes with successes of chiral perturbation theory.
Alternative Solution of Strong CP
When Weinberg (1990, 1991) investigated the nucleon–nucleon interaction within the chiral framework, he pointed out an obvious clash between the chiral expansion and the existence of nuclear binding.
Chiral symmetry
The statement of these results is split into three parts merely to avoid clashes between indices.
A seminormal form for partition algebras
This clash between what string theorists appear to need and the rest of what we know in physics is in my opinion the main obstacle to progress in string theory; I cannot emphasize this enough.
Two Dimensional String Theory And Black Holes