- (British) IPA: /kəˈlɑɪd/
collide (collides, present participle colliding; past and past participle collided)
- (intransitive) To impact directly, especially if violent.
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- 1865, John Tyndall, The Constitution of the Universe (1869), [https://books.google.com/books?id=1jBbAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA14&dq=Tyndall+%22Across+this+space+the+attraction+urges+them.+They+collide,+they+recoil,+they+oscillate.%22#v=onepage&q=Across%20this%20space%20the%20attraction%20urges%20them.%20They%20collide%2C%20they%20recoil%2C%20they%20oscillate.%22&f=false page 14]
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide, they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding.
- (intransitive) To come into conflict, or be incompatible.
- China collided with the modern world.
- French: entrer en collision, heurter
- German: kollidieren, zusammenstoßen, plauzen
- Portuguese: colidir
- Russian: ста́лкиваться
- Spanish: chocar, tropezar