clash noun

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