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combatnoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.bæt/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/
C2 [C or U] a fight, especially during a war: There was fierce combat between the two sides. No one knew how many troops had died in combat. The soldiers were engaged in hand-to-hand combat. armed combat (= fighting with weapons) unarmed combat (= fighting without weapons) [C] a fight between two people or things: The film explores the combat between good and evil.

combatverb [T]

uk   /kəmˈbæt/  us   /ˈkɑːm.bæt/ (-tt- or -t-)
C2 to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing: to combat crime/terrorism/inflation/disease The government is spending millions of dollars in its attempt to combat drug abuse. I have to combat this constant desire to eat chocolate.
Translations of “combat”
in Arabic مَعرَكة…
in Korean 전투…
in Malaysian bertempur…
in French combat…
in Turkish muharebe, savaş, muharip…
in Italian combattimento, lotta…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戰爭中的)戰鬥,搏鬥, 打鬥, 鬥爭…
in Russian сражение, бой…
in Polish walka…
in Vietnamese trận đánh…
in Spanish combate…
in Portuguese combate…
in Thai การต่อสู้…
in German der (Zwei-)Kampf…
in Catalan combat…
in Japanese 戦闘…
in Indonesian pertarungan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指战争中的)战斗,搏斗, 打斗, 斗争…
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