Definition of 'collide'
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They were held after a police car collided with a stolen vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This summer, the two worlds collided. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pair had decided to explore the north of Tenerife and were rounding a bend when they collided with the car. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He almost collided with them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The Polo finally ran out of luck when White collided with a lorry on a roundabout. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Be prepared to adapt and change as you collide with life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To see both cars colliding is upsetting. The Sun (2016)They collide with objects when trying such simple sports as cycling and swimming. E For Additives (1987) Two other cars collided with each other as they swerved to avoid the animal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Be thankful for all your airbags when you collide with one of these. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Neither pilot turned away and the two collided and crashed to earth. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Where those two worlds collide will be magical. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It sounds like angry metallic bees colliding mid air. The Sun (2008)It was like watching two trains colliding. The Sun (2013)These worlds collide with a beauty pageant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the hot air also set off ferocious thunderstorms as it collided with cooler air. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He pulled over and got out of his vehicle to make a phone call when a lorry collided with it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The driver of the lorry that collided with their bus while on the wrong side of the road is still at large. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When these two collided, you almost needed a crane to clear up the mess. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your dream may have collided head-on with a roadblock. Christianity Today (2000)Our heads almost collided: he was going to help. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The car collided head-on with a lorry laden with cement. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)While the characters and other objects float and collide, our vantage point swoops around them. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Two worlds collide, with graceful results. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There was such a diverse group of people, all these different worlds colliding in one environment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The 55-year-old suffered bleeding on the brain when he collided with a car last week. The Sun (2012)The backdrop to this story of three 15-year-olds whose lives and desires collide is the world of synchronised swimming. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then, in the race, they collide again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So Ladbrokes go 12-1 for the pair to collide again with one or both of them being forced to retire as a result. The Sun (2016)AT least 22 people were killed and dozens injured when two commuter trains collided head-on. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'collide'
British English: collide /kəˈlaɪd/ VERB
If people or vehicles collide, they bump into each other.
He ran up the stairs and collided with his sister.
- American English: collide
- Arabic: يَتَصَادَمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: colidir
- Chinese: 碰撞
- Croatian: sudariti se
- Czech: srazit se nabourat
- Danish: kollidere
- Dutch: botsen
- European Spanish: colisionar
- Finnish: törmätä yhteen
- French: entrer en collision
- German: zusammenstoßen
- Greek: συγκρούομαι
- Italian: entrare in collisione
- Japanese: 衝突する
- Korean: 충돌하다
- Norwegian: kollidere
- Polish: zderzyć się
- European Portuguese: colidir
- Romanian: a se lovi
- Russian: сталкиваться
- Spanish: colisionar
- Swedish: kollidera
- Thai: ปะทะกัน
- Turkish: çarpışmak
- Ukrainian: зіштовхуватися
- Vietnamese: va chạm
Definition of collide from the Collins English Dictionary
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