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clash´ing|ly
clash «klash», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a loud, harsh sound like that of two things running into each other, of striking metal, or of bells rung together but not in tune: »

He heard the clash of cymbals.

2. Figurative. a) strong disagreement or conflict: »

There are many clashes of opinion in that family, for no two of them think alike.

SYNONYM(S): discord. b) the shock of conflict; collision; hostile encounter.
3. the kind of blow or stroke that yields a clash.
–v.i.
1. to make a loud, harsh sound of striking together.
2. to strike together with a clash; come into contact with much violence and noise: »

Their swords clashed together.

3. Figurative. a) to come into conflict: »

The two appointments clash because they come at the same time. The two teams clashed in a football game.

b) to disagree strongly; conflict: »

Your feelings and your judgment sometimes clash.

SYNONYM(S): interfere.
4. to go badly together; fail to harmonize: »

Those red shoes clash with that orange dress and purple hat.

–v.t.
1. to hit with a clash: »

In her haste, she clashed the saucepans against the stove.

2. to throw, shut, or smash with a clash.
[probably imitative]
clash´er, noun.
clash´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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