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collide with (someone or something)

To accidentally strike or 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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Within auroral ovals, some 100 to 1,000 km (62 to 620 mi) over our heads, high-energy electrons from solar plasma collide with air molecules in Earth's upper atmosphere.
Neutrinos entering the detector collide with water molecules, generating light patterns that are monitored by the 11,000 photomultiplier tubes in the cylinder's wall.
According to one theory, some massive, dark-matter particles occasionally collide with each other and either generate gamma rays or produce particles that decay into gamma rays.
If the components of these "contact binary asteroids" pull apart but remain gravitationally bound, traveling together as they collide with a planet, they might produce the double craters detected on Earth, the moon, and, most recently, Venus.
One near-Earth asteroid more than 1 kilometer across may collide with the sun every 100,000 years or so, report Paolo Farinella of the University of Pisa in Italy and his colleagues in the Sept.
Higher-energy neutrinos from outside the solar system, however, occasionally do collide with atoms inside the planet.
Like the energetic electrons before them, these exiting particies collide with atoms in the chromosphere, creating a faint glow of gamma rays that can last for hours after the main flare peters out.
astronomers predicted that if downward-moving proton beams were indeed the carriers, these particles would collide with hydrogen atoms to produce a brief but telltale type of ultraviolet radiation.
The team finds that while high-speed fullerenes bounce back when they collide with silicon surfaces, those with metal atoms inside do not rebound as readily.
8 kilometers per second, the free-floating oxygen atoms that collide with the shuttle hit their target quite fast.
The third stage, due in 1995, will be a second 3-TeV beam to collide with the first.