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verb [intransitive] collide pronunciation in British English /kəˈlaɪd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycollide
he/she/itcollides
present participlecolliding
past tensecollided
past participlecollided
  1. 1
    if people or things collide, they crash into each other

    The two trains collided about a mile outside the city.

    collide with:

    The truck collided with a row of parked cars.

  2. 2
    to find it impossible to agree about something
    collide with:

    It was the first time she had collided with Gordon’s mother over childcare.

    1. a.
      if ideas or beliefs collide, they are very different and do not work together
      collide with:

      His religious beliefs often collided with the realities of his life.

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