Definition of combat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    combat

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//kəmˈbæt//
     
    , 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