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collide with (someone or something)

To crash into someone or something. There's a major traffic jam because a tractor-trailer collided with a car earlier. The runner did collide with the first baseman, but neither one was injured.
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collide with someone or something

to crash with or bump into someone or something. The bus collided with a truck. Maria collided with Alice, but neither was hurt.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In one scenario, if energetic quarks collide at a fireball's edge, the quark heading away from the collision's center might get away while its partner bogs down in the soup of still agitated, colliding particles--the quark-gluon plasma.
The region in which it sits--a giant void some 30 million light-years in length--is so sparsely populated that it took nearly the entire 14-billion-year history of the universe for the few galactic building blocks that reside there to collide. Likewise, other dwarf galaxies in the cosmic web's voids may also have just popped into existence.
In deep space, black holes may sometimes swirl together and then collide, sending out staggering bursts of gravitational waves.
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A similar fate may befall our own galaxy, which is expected to collide with Andromeda, its nearest spiral neighbor, several billion years from now.
When high-energy protons collide with atoms and molecules in space, they create a short-lived subatomic particle called a neutral pion.
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In one scenario, material falling toward the black hole generates high-energy photons, which collide to produce pairs of electrons and positrons.