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Definition of combat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈkɑmbæt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they combat
    he / she / it combats
    past simple combatedcombatted
    -ing form combatingcombatting
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  1. 1combat something to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or from getting worse measures to combat crime/inflation/unemployment/disease
  2. 2combat somebody (formal) to fight against an enemy
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: combat