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COLLIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does collide mean? 

COLLIDE (verb)
  The verb COLLIDE has 3 senses:

1. crash together with violent impact
2. be incompatible; be or come into conflict
3. cause to collide

  Familiarity information: COLLIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COLLIDE (verb)


Sense 1collide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Crash together with violent impact

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

clash; collide

Context examples:

The cars collided / Two meteors clashed

Hypernyms (to "collide" is one way to...):

collide with; hit; impinge on; run into; strike (hit against; come into sudden contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "collide"):

smash (collide or strike violently and suddenly)

shock (collide violently)

crash; ram (undergo damage or destruction on impact)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

These cars won't collide


Sense 2collide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be incompatible; be or come into conflict

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

jar; clash; collide

Context example:

These colors clash

Hypernyms (to "collide" is one way to...):

conflict (be in conflict)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3collide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to collide

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The physicists collided the particles

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "collide"):

crash (cause to crash)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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