Conflict

Con*flict"

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.] 1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. Shak.
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Fire and water conflicting together.
Bacon.
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2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
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A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.
Abp. Tillotson.
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3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
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The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.
Wheaton.

Syn. -- To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.
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