combine

I UK [kəmˈbaɪn] / US verb
Word forms "combine":
present tense I/you/we/they combine he/she/it combines present participle combining past tense combined past participle combined
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1) [intransitive/transitive] if you combine things, or if they combine, you use, do, or put them together

This product is the result of many different technologies combining.

an attempt to combine the advantages of two systems

combine something with something:

Combine the excitement of a week in Bangkok with a week on the unspoilt beaches of Phuket.

combined with something:

High tides combined with strong winds caused severe flooding.

combine something and something:

a high standard achieved by combining advanced techniques and specialist knowledge

a) [intransitive/transitive] if you combine substances, or if they combine, you mix them together to form a single substance

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

combine with:

The minerals in hard water combine with soap to form a scum.

b) [intransitive/transitive] if two or more organizations or groups combine, or if someone combines them, they join together

Profits are up since the two companies combined last year.

combine with:

St Peter's has combined with a neighbouring church.

2) [intransitive] to use a combine harvester

II UK [ˈkɒmbaɪn] / US [ˈkɑmˌbaɪn] noun [countable]
Word forms "combine":
singular combine plural combines
2) a group of companies or organizations that work together, especially in business

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  • combine — [ kɔ̃bin ] n. f. • fin XIXe; abrév. de combinaison ♦ Fam. Moyen astucieux et plus ou moins honnête employé pour parvenir à ses fins. ⇒ 3. plan, système, 1. truc, tuyau. Tu connais la combine pour entrer sans payer ? « L argent, c est le vol, la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • combiné — combine [ kɔ̃bin ] n. f. • fin XIXe; abrév. de combinaison ♦ Fam. Moyen astucieux et plus ou moins honnête employé pour parvenir à ses fins. ⇒ 3. plan, système, 1. truc, tuyau. Tu connais la combine pour entrer sans payer ? « L argent, c est le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Combine — Com*bine , v. i. 1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate. [1913 Webster] You with your foes combine, And seem your own destruction to design Dryden. [1913 Webster] So sweet did harp and voice combine. Sir W. Scott. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Combine — Lage in Texas Basisdaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Combine — Combine, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 1788 Housing Units (2000): 622 Land area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Combine, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 1788 Housing Units (2000): 622 Land area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • combine — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. combiner (14c.), from L.L. combinare to unite, yoke together, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + bini two by two, adv. from bi twice. Related: Combinative; combined; combining. The noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • combine — [kəm bīn′; ] for n. & v.3 [, käm′bīn΄] vt., vi. combined, combining [ME combinen < OFr combiner < LL combinare, to unite < L com , together + bini, two by two < base of bis: see BI 1] 1. to come or bring into union; act or mix… …   English World dictionary

  • Combine — Com*bine (k[o^]m*b[imac]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Combined} (k[o^]m*b[imac]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Combining}.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See {Binary}.] 1. To unite or join; to link …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • combiné — combiné, ée (kon bi né, née) part. passé. 1°   Objets combinés deux à deux.    Armée, flotte combinée, armée, flotte formée des forces réunies de deux ou plusieurs puissances.    Terme de chimie. Réuni par combinaison. L oxygène et l hydrogène… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • combine — vb 1 unite, associate, link, conjoin, *join, connect, relate Analogous words: *mix, mingle, commingle, blend, fuse, amalgamate: consolidate, unify (see COMPACT vb) Antonyms: separate Contrasted words: part, divide, sever, sunder, divorce (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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