clash against

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 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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References in classic literature ?
Their susceptibilities will clash against objects that remain innocently quiet.
The Swansea programme opens with the clash against Nottinghamshire (May 2-5), followed by Middlesex (May 23-26) and Essex (May 30-June 2).
The Gunners will be without their two leading left-backs for the December clash against Chelsea, and their January 2 home game against Manchester United.
Dawson has been passed fit to start on the bench for Northampton in tomorrow's do-or-die Heineken Cup clash against Llanelli at Franklins Gardens.
MOTHERWELL skipper Scott Leitch is out of Wednesday's SPL clash against Celtic.
HUDDERSFIELD Giants are hoping the fact tomorrow night's Super League clash against Catalans Dragons is on Sky TV won't prevent a record Galpharm crowd against the French.
The Wales and British Lions centre, pictured right, makes his first competitive start for almost a year after Jamie Robinson was forced out of tonight's clash against the Ospreys with a groin injury.
ASTON Villa defender Mark Delaney will start on the comeback trail in today's reserve clash against Blackburn at Villa Park.
WATERFORD boss Justin McCarthy has made one change in personnel for Sunday's must-win Div 1A clash against Clare.
McManus and Murray will take up their temporary assignments after Tuesday's clash against Dundee at Easter Road.
AFTER initial confusion caused by an injury to New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the firms are finally beginning to sort out their prices for the Patriots' clash against the Browns.
Summary: West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has suffered a serious injury to his right knee in the Barclays Asia Trophy clash against Spurs in China.
Grangetown-based Alger-Crees' 22-21 win set up a last-eight clash against Nigerian Chukwudi Mwaiwu tomorrow.
iain morrison is ready to lead the Giants in tonight's Senior Academy clash against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley (8.
A deal must be done by July 7 in order for the former England World Cup star to be available for the first leg of the European clash against the Latvians.