jar against


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Verb1.jar against - collide violently with an obstacle; "I ran into the telephone pole"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
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Often, one hand isn't enough and other body parts have to be enlisted to fill in, such as teeth, or pinching a jar against the kitchen counter with my body while I loosen the cap with my left hand.
Occasionally, the transition from festive Country tear-jerker or sluggish traditional number can jar against the livelier numbers, such as Dwight Yoakam's Run Run Rudolph.
His use of diaries and letters gives the real edge to this superb work; the words of a 12-year-old child jar against the voices of horror heard in the memories of soldiers and sailors.