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I UK [ˈkɒmbæt] / US [ˈkɑmˌbæt] noun
Word forms "combat":
singular combat plural combats
1) [uncountable] fighting during a war

fears of escalating combat

in combat:

servicemen killed in combat

a) [countable/uncountable] a fight, especially an organized fight, between two people

unarmed combat (= without weapons)

b) [only before noun] relating to fighting in a war

combat forces/troops/aircraft

a combat mission/zone

c) [only before noun] used about clothes worn in the armed forces, especially in a battle

combat fatigues/jackets

2) [singular] an attempt to stop something bad or to solve a difficult problem

These enzymes are important in the combat against bacteria.


II UK [ˈkɒmbæt] / US [ˈkɑmˌbæt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "combat":
present tense I/you/we/they combat he/she/it combats present participle combating past tense combated past participle combated
to do something in order to try to stop something bad from happening or a bad situation from becoming worse

the need for effective action to combat global warming

measures to combat crime


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used as objects of combat
▪  crime, discrimination, disease, fraud, inflation, poverty, racism, terrorism, unemployment, violence

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • combat — [ kɔ̃ba ] n. m. • 1538; de combattre 1 ♦ Action de deux ou de plusieurs adversaires armés, de deux armées qui se battent. ⇒ bataille. Spécialt Phase d une bataille. ⇒ 1. action, affrontement, choc, engagement, mêlée, 1. rencontre; baroud. Combat… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • combat — COMBAT. subs. masc. L action par laquelle on attaque, ou l on se défend. Combat d homme à homme. Combat singulier. Combat d une armée contre une autre armée. Combat douteux. Combat à outrance. Combat opiniâtre. Combat sanglant. Combat sur terre.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • combat — Combat, m. acut. C est la meslée en bataille, de deux ou plusieurs, Certamen, Decertatio, Dimicatio, Discrimen, Praelium, Pugna, Conflictus, Selon ce on dit, Le combat a esté cruel, furieux, merveilleux entre les deux armées, Acriter admodum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • combat — Combat. s. m. L action par laquelle on combat contre quelqu un. Combat d homme à homme. combat singulier. combat d une armée contre une autre armée. combat douteux. combat à outrance. combat opiniastré. combat sanglant. combat sur terre. combat… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Combat 18 — Logo derived from the Totenkopf used by the 3rd SS Panzer Division of the Waffen SS. Motto Whatever it takes Formation 1992 Type …   Wikipedia

  • Combat 18 — Lema Cueste lo que cueste Tipo Nacionalismo Blanco, Supremacía blanca Objetivos Formación paramilitar que pretende levantar un gobierno bajo la estructura del nacional socialismo. Combat 18 o C 18 es una organización de tendencia n …   Wikipedia Español

  • Combat 84 — ist eine Band aus der britischen Oi! Szene und stammt aus dem Londoner Stadtteil Chelsea. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Politik 3 Diskografie 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Combat 84 — Also known as The 7th Cavalry Origin Chelsea, London, England Genres Oi!, Punk rock Years active 1981 1984 …   Wikipedia

  • Combat — (französisch Kampf ) steht für: Combat (Résistance), französische Résistance Gruppe Combat (Zeitung), französische Zeitung Combat Spirituel, afrikanische Pfingstkirche Combat 18, Terrororganisation Combat 84, britische Band Siehe auch: Ace Combat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Combat 18 — (или C18)  британская праворадикальная террористическая организация, основанная неонацистской организацией «Blood and Honour» после заключения соглашения между Британским национальным фронтом и фанатской группировкой «Chelsea Headhunters» в… …   Википедия

  • Combat — Com bat, n. [Cf. F. combat.] 1. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy. [1913 Webster] My courage try by combat, if thou dar st. Shak. [1913 Webster] The noble combat that twixt joy and sorrow was fought in Paulina. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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