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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
Translations of “combat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 與…戰鬥, 與…作鬥爭, 打擊…
in Russian бороться…
in Turkish savaşmak, mücadele etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与…战斗, 与…作斗争, 打击…
in Polish zwalczać, walczyć z…
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