jar against

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Synonyms for jar against

collide violently with an obstacle

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His use of diaries and letters gives a real edge to this superb work; the words of a 12-year-old child jar against the voices of horror heard in the memories of soldiers and sailors.
Otero of Springfield, who Sturbridge police said smashed a glass jar against her boyfriend's head at a campsite on June 18, was continued without a finding for six months recently in Dudley District Court.
(B/w photos are included at the end of the book, of their home on Rehobeth Road, a photo of Buddy Bush appearing in court, in Jackson, North Carolina.) Pattie Mae's voice is believable as a young, provincial but smart 12-year-old, eager to observe what is happening and "ease drop" with a mason jar against the wall to hear adult conversations.
These not-too-subtle allusions to religious stories, epic journeys, and momentous births jar against the grimy contemporaneity of war, crime, politics, and even bullfighting "In Our Time"
This made it harder to identify real stand-out tracks because the intricate instrumentals and the rock anthems did not jar against each other.