Combat



[verb kuh m-bat, kom-bat, kuhm-; noun kom-bat, kuhm-] /verb kəmˈbæt, ˈkɒm bæt, ˈkʌm-; noun ˈkɒm bæt, ˈkʌm-/

verb (used with object), combated, combating or (especially British) combatted, combatting.
1.
to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously:
to combat crime.
verb (used without object), combated, combating or (especially British) combatted, combatting.
2.
to battle; contend:
to combat with disease.
noun
3.
Military. active, armed fighting with enemy forces.
4.
a fight, struggle, or controversy, as between two persons, teams, or ideas.
noun (ˈkɒmbæt; -bət; ˈkʌm-)
1.
a fight, conflict, or struggle
2.

3.
single combat, a fight between two individuals; duel
4.
close combat, hand-to-hand combat, fighting at close quarters
verb (kəmˈbæt; ˈkɒmbæt; ˈkʌm-) -bats, -bating, -bated
5.
(transitive) to fight or defy
6.
(intransitive; often foll by with or against) to struggle or strive (against); be in conflict (with): to combat against disease
v.

1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from Old French combattre (12c.), from Late Latin combattere, from Latin com- “with” (each other) (see com-) + battuere “to beat, fight” (see batter (v.)). Related: Combated; combating; combatted; combatting.
n.

1560s, from Middle French combat (16c.), from combattre (see combat (v.)).

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