collide with

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Verb1.collide with - hit againstcollide with - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
stub - strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object; "She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
ping - hit with a pinging noise; "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
spang, bang - leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
rear-end - collide with the rear end of; "The car rear-ended me"
broadside - collide with the broad side of; "her car broad-sided mine"
connect - land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
spat - strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
thud - strike with a dull sound; "Bullets were thudding against the wall"
bottom - strike the ground, as with a ship's bottom
bottom out - hit the ground; "the car bottomed out where the driveway meets the road"
bump, knock - knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
bump into, jar against, knock against, run into, butt against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
glance - hit at an angle
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References in classic literature ?
"Provided," suggested Thuvan Dihn, "you do not chance to collide with some other night wanderer in the meanwhile."
He stood up abruptly, towering to such height that Daughtry looked to see the crown of his head collide with the deck above.
WORCESTER - A motorcycle and a car collided yesterday, and then the motorcycle continued 200 feet without its rider to collide with a second car going the opposite direction, police said.
The force of the crash caused the tractor to collide with the telegraph pole, which fell down.
The puzzle pieces--or plates--move slowly; But they continually collide with each other or pull apart.
The Suzuki bike went on to collide with the owner of a second car and then the car itself.
Auroras shimmer and glow when high-speed particles from the sun collide with gases in Earth's atmosphere.
If dark matter particles can collide with each other, for example, then they might avoid getting crowded together near the centers of galaxies, despite gravitational attraction.