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English definition of “combine”

combine

verb     /kəmˈbaɪn/
B2 [I or T] to ( cause to) exist together, or join together to make a single thing or group : None of us has much money so let's combine what we've got. Sickness , combined with (= together with) terrible weather , contrived to ruin the trip . The two countries combined against their common enemy . [+ to infinitive] These normally harmless substances combine to form a highly poisonous gas .Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesMixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things [T] If someone combines two or more qualities , they have both of those qualities : As a writer , he combined wit and/with passion .Having and owning - general words [T] to do two activities at the same time : She manages to successfully combine family life and/with a career .Acting and actsDealing with things or people
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