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collide

Pronunciation: /kəˈlaɪd/

Translation of collide in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (crash) [vehicle] chocar*, colisionar [formal] the two vehicles collided head-on los dos vehículos chocaron or [formal] colisionaron de frente to collide with sth/sb chocar* con algo/algn
    Example sentences
    • A youth was killed when a passenger train collided with his car on a level crossing in East Yorkshire last night.
    • Another train wreck today: California freight train collided with a passenger train.
    • The car was shunted backwards by the force of the impact and collided with the black Ford Fiesta directly behind it.
    Example sentences
    • Between those two opposing views, ideals collide and friendships are strained.
    • But when devotion to principle collides with electoral politics, hard truths must be faced.
    • It is a place where history and people and power and politics collide in ways that touch the lives of every American.
    1.2 (disagree) to collide (with sb/sth) (over sth) tener* un enfrentamiento (con algn/algo) (sobre or acerca de algo)

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