collides, colliding, collided
1) V-RECIP If two or more moving people or objects collide, they crash into one another. If a moving person or object collides with a person or object that is not moving, they crash into them.

[pl-n V] Two trains collided head-on in north-eastern Germany early this morning...

[V with n] Racing up the stairs, he almost collided with Daisy...

[V with n (non-recip)] He collided with a pine tree near the North Gate.

2) V-RECIP If the aims, opinions, or interests of one person or group collide with those of another person or group, they are very different from each other and are therefore opposed.

[V with n] The aims of the negotiators in New York again seem likely to collide with the aims of the warriors in the field...

[V with n] In the next two years, Nasser regularly collided with the different Western powers, who refused to arm him...

[pl-n V] What happens when the two interests collide will make a fascinating spectacle.


English dictionary. 2008.


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