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clash of the ash

In the sport of hurling, the sound of opponents' hurleys (long paddle-like sticks, made from ash wood) striking each other, or (by extension) the contest between two hurling teams in general. Primarily heard in Ireland. It was an intense match, and the fierce clash of the ash could be heard ringing through the pitch. Fans are gearing up for spectacular clash of the ash this Saturday afternoon.
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clash against (someone or something)

To fight against someone or something. The two sides have been clashing against each other in the streets for weeks—when will the fighting stop?
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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 against something

to wage a battle or attack against someone or something. The troops clashed against the enemy. We clashed against the opposite side for over three days.
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clash (with someone) (over someone or something)

to fight or argue with someone about someone or something. The customer clashed with the pharmacist over the price of the medicine. I clashed over my pay increase with the school principal.

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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Meanwhile, local Palestinians and students suffocated by teargas used by the Israeli army during clashes in the village of Taibeh, west of Jenin, on Tuesday.
Var of apartment flats which got damaged during the clashes
The clashes still continue between the Taliban insurgents and Afghan security forces.
Twenty one people from Falata were killed and 45 others injured while 16 Salamat tribesmen were killed and 25 others wounded in the clashes which broke out as a result of mutual accusations of cows theft.
This street was the site of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces that started on 19 November 2011 and lasted for five days.
In Hebron, south of the West Bank, clashes erupted in several areas of the province, Beit Ummar, Al-Arroub refugee camp, Halhoul and Bani Enaem.
The two parties, on Tuesday and Wednesday, evacuated 24 locations that they had occupied during the clashes, according to Qosaila.
At midnight, the Army deployed units in the areas surrounding the clashes, and later increased its presence, along with the Internal Security Forces, at the entrances of the old city districts.
The report added that the violence of the battles was shown in tough clashes and the use of flare bombs, used for the first time in Tripoli clashes, to explore the sources of missiles.
These interferences and clashes can be automated and enforced for specific projects, becoming customised rules.
The clashes took place between residents of Ghadames city, some 600 km southwest of Libya's capital city Tripoli, and armed forces of the Tuareg tribe which were expelled from the city following the unrest that toppled former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi last year.
TRIPOLI , October 03, 2011(TUR) - Fifteen people died in clashes between National Transitional Council (NTC) troops and Muammar Gadhafi's supporters on Monday.
Ethnic clashes in the south of Kyrgyzstan were the main tool in struggle for power, said Prosecutor General Kubatbek Baibolov at the plenary session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan today.
KUNDUZ, October 02, 2010 (Frontier Star): Two police personnel and five Taliban were killed during fierce clashes in Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar province yesterday (October 01), an official said Saturday.