collide

Part of speech: verb

To meet and strike violently; clash.

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Usage examples "collide":

  1. It is the mark of a dramatic case that it contains an opposition of some kind, a pair of wills that collide, an action that pulls in two directions; and so far Madame Bovary has the look of a drama. - "The Craft of Fiction", Percy Lubbock.
  2. If we have to collide with things, let's do it with the throttle wide open. - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.
  3. The entrance of two of the survivors of the disaster caused the officers to rise to their feet, and the one who evidently held the highest rank to say in a tone of sincere interest, as he held out his hand,- I presume you are the captain of the schooner we have been so unfortunate as to collide with. - "Terry's Trials and Triumphs", J. Macdonald Oxley.