collide

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin collidere (to strike or clash together), from com- (together) + laedere (to strike, dash against, hurt); see lesion.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈlaɪd/
  • (file)

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collide (third-person singular simple present collides, present participle colliding, simple past and past participle collided)

  1. (intransitive) To impact directly, especially if violent.
    When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
    • 1865, John Tyndall, The Constitution of the Universe (1869), page 14
      Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide, they recoil, they oscillate.
    • 1837, Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History [], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), London: Chapman and Hall Limited, OCLC 1026761782, (please specify the book number):
      No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding.
    • 2012 June 2, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Belgium”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.
  2. (intransitive) To come into conflict, or be incompatible.
    China collided with the modern world.

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collide

  1. third-person singular present indicative of collidere

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collīde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of collīdō