clash with

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clash with (someone or something)

1. To fight or disagree with someone or something. My house is always full of yelling because my kids clash with each other on everything.
2. To contradict or be in disagreement with something. The governor's new tax plan clashes with his campaign promises. Our idea got rejected because it clashed with the boss's vision for our department.
3. To look visually displeasing when paired or juxtaposed with something, usually as of colors. That eyeshadow totally clashes with her skin tone, unfortunately. We're all wearing pink, so you're definitely going to clash with us if you wear orange.
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clash with something

[for the color of something] to conflict with or mismatch another color. This red carpet clashes with the purple of the drapes. This red does not clash with purple. It looks gorgeous.
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Nottingham super middleweight Froch was forced to postpone a clash with Abraham on October 2 due to injury.
The clash with Abraham comes on the same night as another Super Six clash.
Nearly a month ago, a security official blamed British forces for escaping during a clash with militants leaving behind police in Paktia province.
SIIRT, Sep 9, 2009 (TUR) -- One more soldier died on Wednesday after a clash with members of the terrorist organization PKK in the southeastern province of Siirt, raising the death toll to six.
The researchers took advantage of long-standing observations that it takes longer to identify colors that clash with word meanings, such as red ink that spells the word blue.
CSF clash with students in front of Cairo University
On the same day, another soldier was killed during a clash with MILF members in Mamasapano town, another place in the south, Torres said.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Morsi (foreground) clash with their opponents (background) in Cairo on July 27, 2013.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi (foreground) clash with opponents to ousted president Morsi (background) in Cairo on July 27, 2013.
When the protest reached Abu Senna village, Eissa said, protesters began to clash with residents.