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English definition of “combat”

combat

verb [T]     /ˈkɒmbæt/ (present participle combatting, past tense and past participle combatted, present participle combating, past tense and past participle combated)
to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing : New measures have been introduced to combat the rise in crime .Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of combat verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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