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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The police chief further said two militant including a commander were killed in a clash with police on the Kandahar-Herat Highway in Greshk area this morning.
Lastly, new Orientalist authors take civilization as a "body in clash with its other" from the beginning of the 1990s to the present by arguing that civilizations can conflict with each other in the same way that states do.
Thereby, the AoC emerges as the major supporter of the Western civilization in its clash with this active-Other.
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.
Rhyan Batchar, speaking for the Army's 10th Infantry Division, said a soldier was wounded in a clash with New People's Army (NPA) rebels in the village of Little Datal Anggas in Alabel town, Sarangani, that lasted for at least two hours.
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.