collision


collision
01. One man is dead, and another in hospital after a [collision] between a truck and a sports car on the highway this morning.
02. Balou was slightly injured in the basketball game after [colliding] with another player on his team.
03. The pilots of two small planes were both killed after a mid-air [collision] above the airport.
04. A young boy was killed after [colliding] with a tree while snowboarding on Whistler this past weekend.
05. Once again, the views of the American President seem to have [collided] with those of France on questions of international relations.
06. We were involved in a head on [collision] with another car in the parking lot, but luckily no one was seriously injured.
07. The book describes what happens when the values and beliefs of one generation [collide] with those of another generation.
08. In April of 2005, a piece of a 31-year-old U.S. rocket body [collided] with a fragment from a more recently launched Chinese rocket stage about 550 miles above Earth.
09. Junius once said that the coldest bodies warm with opposition, and the hardest sparkle in [collision].
10. Over one in nine cars in the United States will be in a [collision] in any given year.
11. The molecules of a lump of sugar dissolving in the bottom of a cup of coffee are in constant motion, [colliding] with and rebounding off each other.
12. When two galaxies [collide], they actually pass through each other.
13. [Collisions] between galaxies trigger star formation and drive the galaxies to consume their gas and dust, creating new stars.
14. Recent research suggests that pregnant women are more frequently involved in [collisions] while driving than women who are not pregnant.
15. In 1994, a large comet [collided] with the planet Jupiter.
16. In 1996, 351 people died after a midair [collision] between two planes in the skies over New Delhi.
17. Seventy percent of all injuries from traffic [collisions] are to the neck and spine.
18. Surprisingly, studies show that most car/bicycle [collisions] occur on weekends, in the daytime, in bright sunny weather.
19. In 1914, a British passenger ship [collided] with a Norwegian freighter in the St. Lawrence River, killing over 1,000 people.
20. The Himalayas mountains are simply a huge mass of rocks which were compressed and shoved upwards when the continent [collided] with Asia.
21. The car [collided] with a bus in the thick fog.
22. The secret to surviving a traffic [collision] is to never be in one.

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  • collision — [ kɔlizjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1480; lat. collisio 1 ♦ Choc de deux corps qui se rencontrent. ⇒ impact. Collision entre deux voitures, deux trains. ⇒ accident, accrochage, télescopage. Entrer en collision avec (qqch.) :heurter (qqch.). Assurance tierce… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • collision — col‧li‧sion [kəˈlɪʒn] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. INSURANCE when a vehicle hits another vehicle or object, causing damage: • His car was in collision with another vehicle. • All aircraft are now fitted with collision avoidance equipment. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • collision — I (accident) noun concussion, contact, convergence, crash, encounter, impact, impingement, jar, jolt, meeting, percussion, pileup, shock, striking together, sudden contact, violent contact associated concepts: avoidable collision, collision auto… …   Law dictionary

  • Collision — (v. lat. Collisio), 1) das Zusammentreffen zweier harter Körper im Stoß; 2) Zusammentreffen entgegengesetzter Dinge od. Interessen in einem Punkte; 3) in der Jurisprudenz u. Moral das gleichzeitige Vorhandensein verschiedener Bestimmungen für… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Collision — Col*li sion, n. [L. collisio, fr. collidere. See {Collide}.] 1. The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of opposition; antagonism;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collision — COLLISION. s. f. Terme didactique. Le choe de deux corps. Les Philosophes expliquent plusieurs effets par la collision des corps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • collision — early 15c., from M.Fr. collision (15c.), from L. collisionem (nom. collisio) a dashing together, noun of action from collidere (see COLLIDE (Cf. collide)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • collision — COLLISION. s. f. Le choc de deux corps. Les Philosophes expliquent plusieurs effets par la collision des corps. Il n est bon que dans le dogmatique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Collision —   [engl.], Kollision …   Universal-Lexikon

  • collision — *impact, impingement, clash, shock, concussion, percussion, jar, jolt Analogous words: striking, hitting (see STRIKE vb): wrecking or wreck, ruining or ruin, dilapidation (see corresponding verbs at RUIN): demolishment, destruction (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • collision — [n] accident blow, bump, butt, concussion, contact, crash, demolishment, destruction, dilapidation, encounter, fender bender*, headon*, hit, impact, jar, jolt, knock, percussion, pileup*, rap, ruin, shock, sideswipe, slam, smash, strike, thud,… …   New thesaurus