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verb as in hit with a loud noise

verb as in fight about, often verbally

verb as in do not match

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Example Sentences

Because of a procedural clash between Democrats who control the legislature and the Republican minority, the regular session was kept to 30 days instead of the customary 46 for an odd-numbered year.

There’s actually a culture clash here, where fundamentally the communication always will be broken, because the scientist has been trained not to give an answer, and the decision-maker’s only job is to provide one.

The clash between the night sky and the infinite universe became known as Olber’s paradox, named after Heinrich Olber, an astronomer who popularized it in 1826.

This tranquility appears to have emerged only after a gladiatorial period of planetary clashes—one in which titans ricocheted off each other, perhaps ejecting at least one rival sibling from the cosmic arena altogether.

You’re an expert on political media, and the thing that I find so strange about this clash is that it’s not really an ideological battle.

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Linsker initially escaped after the clash on the bridge but was arrested a short time later.

A cynical old Chicago lawyer once described this as the theory that “out of the clash of lies, truth will emerge.”

But it also sharpens the clash between two very ways of approaching history.

But he never makes any clash we have public, and he calms me down a lot as well.

Soon after that his clash with Ben Affleck, who nearly blew a gasket, sparked a national debate over Islam.

He and Mathieson p. 66did not always agree, and the clash of arms frequently raged between them.

While this clash was going forward between the rancher and Clip, Matt's mind had been busy.

So far my official duties did not clash with this work, and I could remain in the Ministry of Justice.

Just then the clash of the luncheon bell was heard, and Haggard gave his wife his arm.

He heard the clash of levers thrown sharply over in that distant ship; his own hands were frozen to the controls.


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What are other ways to say clash?

The noun clash implies a direct and sharp collision between opposing parties, efforts, interests, etc.: a clash of opinions. Struggle implies vigorous bodily effort or violent exertion: a hand-to-hand struggle. A brush is a brief encounter or skirmish: a brush with the law.

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On this page you'll find 240 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clash, such as: argument, battle, brawl, conflict, confrontation, and crash.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.