ADJ. angry, bitter, fierce, serious | armed, bloody, violent | head-on The leaders are preparing for a head-on clash at the summit. | culture, personality
VERB + CLASH lead to
CLASH + VERB break out
PREP. in a/the ~ Several people were injured in violent clashes with the police. | ~ between Clashes between the rebels and government forces have broken out in the north. | ~ of a clash of opinions | ~ over Differences in the aims of the two unions have led to serious clashes over policy. | ~ with
PHRASES a clash of cultures/interests/wills
ADV. violently | repeatedly
PREP. on/over He has clashed repeatedly with the team coach over training schedules. | with They often clash violently with rival gangs.