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synonyms for clash

  • argument
  • battle
  • brawl
  • conflict
  • confrontation
  • crash
  • dispute
  • encounter
  • fracas
  • melee
  • misunderstanding
  • rift
  • riot
  • showdown
  • skirmish
  • affray
  • break
  • broil
  • brush
  • bump
  • collision
  • concussion
  • discord
  • discordance
  • disharmony
  • embroilment
  • engagement
  • fray
  • impact
  • jam
  • jar
  • jolt
  • jump
  • opposition
  • row
  • rumpus
  • run-in
  • rupture
  • scrap
  • scrimmage
  • set-to
  • shock
  • smash
  • wallop
  • difference of opinion
  • donnybrook
  • have a go at each other
  • mix up
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antonyms for clash

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  • agreement
  • calm
  • concord
  • harmony
  • peace
  • truce
  • compatibility
  • agree
  • harmonize
  • match
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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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How to use clash in a sentence

He and Mathieson p. 66did not always agree, and the clash of arms frequently raged between them.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
While this clash was going forward between the rancher and Clip, Matt's mind had been busy.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
So far my official duties did not clash with this work, and I could remain in the Ministry of Justice.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Just then the clash of the luncheon bell was heard, and Haggard gave his wife his arm.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He heard the clash of levers thrown sharply over in that distant ship; his own hands were frozen to the controls.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
The trade union movement was growing and fighting, and every tendency pointed to the fact that a clash of forces was inevitable.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
The front door shut with a clash, and he heard Mr. Lockwood crossing the hall quickly to the library, in which he waited.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
Streaks of gray haze rose a foot or two into the nipping air, and the clash of shovels had a new, harsh ring.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Then the great yellow tusks would clash together with a sharp, ringing sound horribly suggestive of a steel trap closing.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
For that week the Woodhull would clash with the Kennedy for the championship of the houses.
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WORDS RELATED TO CLASH

  • altercation
  • assault
  • attack
  • battle
  • brawl
  • clash
  • disturbance
  • donnybrook
  • encounter
  • fracas
  • melee
  • quarrel
  • riot
  • ruckus
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
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