collision collocations and examples

 UK /kəˈlɪʒ(ə)n/

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an accident involving crashing into something

Adjectives frequently used with collision
causing death or damage: fatal, seriousThere has been a steady decrease in the number of fatal collisions involving motorcycles over the past three years.type of collision: head-on, high-speed, mid-airThe head-on collision between the two vehicles occurred on the B6052 Chesterfield Road.
Nouns frequently used before collision
road trafficAt this time of year the number of road traffic collisions on Wiltshire’s roads increases.
Verbs frequently used with collision
be in a collision: be involved in, haveHe was involved in a collision with a lorry that appeared suddenly in front of him.avoid being in a collision: avoid, preventI had to take immediate evasive action to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming car.cause a collision: cause, lead toIt is not possible to provide exact statistics relating to the number of collisions caused by tired drivers who fall asleep at the wheel.
Verbs that frequently follow collision
involve something, occurIn 1988 a collision occurred at Clapham involving three trains.

a very serious argument or a great difference between ideas

Adjectives frequently used with collision
head-onNor is it right to believe that there has been some seismic shift in union strategy leading to a head-on collision with government.
Verbs frequently used with collision
come into, lead toThe new Minister is going to come into head-on collision with members of the medical profession.
Nouns frequently used after collision
courseThe unions were set on a collision course with the government.
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