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"combat" in British English

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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 ​filmexplores the combat between good and ​evil.

combatverb [T]

uk   /kəmˈbæt/  us   /ˈkɑːm.bæt/ (-tt- or -t-)
(Definition of combat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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combatnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·bæt/
fighting during a ​time of ​war: [U] a combat ​jacket/​zone/​casualty [U] No one ​knew how many ​troops had ​died in combat. Combat is also a ​fight between two ​people or things: [C] The ​filmexplores the combat between good and ​evil.
combative
adjective  us   /kəmˈbæt̬·ɪv/
When you are in a combative ​mood, you are not ​pleasantcompany.

combatverb [T]

 us   /kəmˈbæt, ˈkɑm·bæt/
to ​try to ​stop something ​unpleasant or ​harmful from ​happening or ​increasing: We must ​try to combat ​poverty and ​illiteracy.
(Definition of combat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “combat”
in Korean 전투…
in Arabic مَعرَكة…
in Malaysian bertempur…
in French combat…
in Russian сражение, бой…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戰爭中的)戰鬥,搏鬥, 打鬥, 鬥爭…
in Italian combattimento, lotta…
in Turkish muharebe, savaş, muharip…
in Polish walka…
in Spanish combate…
in Vietnamese trận đánh…
in Portuguese combate…
in Thai การต่อสู้…
in German der (Zwei-)Kampf…
in Catalan combat…
in Japanese 戦闘…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指战争中的)战斗,搏斗, 打斗, 斗争…
in Indonesian pertarungan…
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