clash against (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Hears I have conflicting interests, claims clashing against his and what not.