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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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In Pokhara in Kaski district, Maoist activists clashed among themselves over a dispute over choosing a rally leader at Srijanachowk.
It may be mentioned that the same groups had clashed last month also.
MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal confirmed that their forces clashed with soldiers on Thursday.
A group of Al-Azhar students clashed with security forces onSundayafter a staged protest denouncing the death and arrest of several Al-Azhar students turned violent.
A security source said to the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that military units clashed with militants this morning in Garmah county / 30 / km east of Falluja.
On the other hand army forces clashed with gunmen in Alsiger area / 7 / km east of Fallujah .
Following iftar, two Muslim youths clashed with a group of Copts.
The clerics clashed over who would lead prayers at the camp's mosque.
The media claims its residents [who clashed with Morsi supporters], but Egyptians would never do this; it's the policemen and their thugs who always start the clashes," said Soudan.
Abdel Razeq denied that it was "thugs" who clashed with pro-Morsi protesters.
SANAA: Anti-regime protesters and supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh armed with daggers clashed in Sanaa on Wednesday, with at least four people wounded, an AFP correspondent reported.