Crossword Genius

Pass on story about Democrat clash (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'clash' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'pass on story about democrat' is the wordplay.
'pass' becomes 'col' (col is a term for a mountain pass).
'on' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'story' becomes 'lie' (story can mean a fabrication).
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'democrat' becomes 'd'.
'lie' enclosing 'd' is 'lide'.
'col'+'lide'='COLLIDE'

(Other definitions for collide that I've seen before include "Hit", "Smash together", "Run into", "Come into conflict", "Crash together".)