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- v. hit against; come into sudden contact with
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She fled the hall-only to collide with Great Auntie Fanny.
The wide rooms seemed too narrow for his rolling gait, and to himself he was in terror lest his broad shoulders should collide with the doorways or sweep the bric-a-brac from the low mantel.
But I also understand that there will be times when these obligations collide with other obligations-the obligation to inner-city children who are unable to read, say, or the obligation to children not yet born whom we are saddling with debt.
Chang snorted; that was exactly how he needed to collide with Blenheim, or with Major Blach, or with Francis Xonck — with a bottle of beer in one hand and a wad of food in the other.
His rifle was between his knees, but if he let go the steering-oar in order to shoot, the boat would sweep around and collide with the schooner.
But he did them few favors otherwise, save to lop the curved top and curved bottom off the old five-foot-tall infantryman’s shield, for a man couldn’t have carried that on his back beneath his loaded pole; at its new reduced height of three feet, it didn’t collide with his burdens, or clip the backs of his ankles as he strode along.