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collision

Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪʒən/

Translation of collision in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 (crash — of cars, trains) choque (masculine), colisión (feminine) [formal]; (— of boats) abordaje (masculine), colisión (feminine) [formal] to be in collision with sth chocar* or [formal] colisionar con algo (before noun/delante del nombre) the two ships were on a collision course los dos barcos llevaban rumbo de colisión he is on a collision course with his party executive va camino del enfrentamiento con la ejecutiva del partido
    Example sentences
    • Less than an hour after the Potters Bar crash three people were killed and another two critically injured in a head-on collision between two cars in Llandudno in Wales.
    • Three people have died in a head-on collision between two cars in a weekend which also saw two police officers seriously injured in a separate road accident.
    • The day after the air crash, he was involved in more drama when he witnessed a head-on collision between two cars.
    1.2 (disagreement) enfrentamiento (masculine), confrontación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The episode underlined the cultural collision between the free - spirited Rainbow People and traditional Indian culture.
    • It's a collision between two very different views of what constitutes ownership.
    • But what Pinter's production clearly presents us with is a collision between two different forms of desperation.

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