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combine

verb     /kəmˈbaɪn/
[I or T] to join together in order to make a single thing or group , or to join things together in this way: They have a much better chance of success if they combine forces .combine with sth It was the first time in Britain that a concrete producer had combined with a cement manufacturer .
[I or T] to join together to have a particular effect , or to join things together in this way: combine with sth The burden of bad loans has combined with government foot-dragging to slow the pace of modernization .combine sth with sth He said the plan should be combined with tax cuts , including a reduction in business rates .
[T] to have two different parts or qualities : combine sth with sth The supercentre combines a traditional store with a full-service grocery section .combine sth and sth This is the beer that best combines good taste and a low calorie count .
(Definition of combine verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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