Pronunciation: (klash),[key] —v.i. 1. to make a loud, harsh noise: The gears of the old car clashed and grated. 2. to come together or collide, esp. noisily: The cymbals clashed. 3. to conflict; disagree: Their stories of the accident clashed completely. 4. (of juxtaposed colors) to be offensive to the eye.
5. to engage in a physical conflict or contest, as in a game or a battle (often fol. by with): The Yankees clash with the White Sox for the final game of the season.
—v.t. 1. to strike with a resounding or violent collision: He clashed his fist against the heavy door. 2. to produce (sound) by or as by collision: The tower bell clashed its mournful note.
—n. 1. a loud, harsh noise, as of a collision: The automobiles collided with a terrible clash. 2. a collision, esp. a noisy one.
3. a conflict; opposition, esp. of views or interests: a clash between nations. 4. a battle, fight, or skirmish: The clash between the border patrols left three men dead.