verb (used without object), collided, colliding.
to strike one another or one against the other with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash:
The two cars collided with an ear-splitting crash.
to clash; conflict:
Their views on the matter collided.
verb (used with object), collided, colliding.
to cause to collide:
drivers colliding their cars in a demolition derby.
to crash together with a violent impact
to conflict in attitude, opinion, or desire; clash; disagree
1620s, from Latin collidere “strike together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + laedere “to strike, injure by striking,” of unknown origin. For Latin vowel change, see acquisition. Related: Collided; colliding.
[kuh-lahy-ding-beem] /kəˈlaɪ dɪŋˈbim/ noun, Physics. 1. a particle accelerator in which positively and negatively charged particles circulate in opposite directions and collide head-on. /kəˈlaɪdə/ noun 1. (physics) a particle accelerator in which beams of particles are made to collide
- Colliding-beam machine
[kuh-lahy-ding-beem] /kəˈlaɪ dɪŋˈbim/ noun, Physics. 1. a particle accelerator in which positively and negatively charged particles circulate in opposite directions and collide head-on.
[kol-ee] /ˈkɒl i/ noun 1. one of a breed of dogs having a usually long, black, tan, and white or sable and white coat, raised originally in Scotland for herding sheep. /ˈkɒlɪ/ noun 1. any of several silky-coated breeds of dog developed for herding sheep and cattle See Border collie, rough collie, bearded collie n. […]
[kol-ee] /ˈkɒl i/ British Dialect verb (used with object), collied, collying. 1. to blacken as with coal dust; begrime. noun 2. grime; soot. /ˈkɒlɪ/ noun (pl) -lies 1. soot or grime, such as coal dust verb collies, collying, collied 2. (transitive) to begrime; besmirch