verb (used with object), com·bat·ed, com·bat·ing or (especially British) com·bat·ted, com·bat·ting.
verb (used without object), com·bat·ed, com·bat·ing or (especially British) com·bat·ted, com·bat·ting.
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The State Innovation Exchange, a Democratic group, has been set up to combat corporate-led right-wing organizations.The Left’s Answer to ALEC |Ben Jacobs |December 15, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
From 2012 to 2013, 31 men left Aarhus bound for combat in Syria.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists |Scott Beauchamp |December 15, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
It was an attempt to combat a growing chill on free speech in Turkey while placing his newspaper at the center of the debate.Turkey Arrests Journalists in Crackdown |Jesse Rosenfeld |December 14, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Excessive force to combat minor infractions of the law is the central issue today.The GOP and Police Unions: A Love Story |Eleanor Clift |December 12, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
To combat Ebola, we need to make sure we reopen safe schools as soon as possible.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids |Abby Haglage |December 11, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
There existed in his victory a remnant of defiance and of combat.Les Misrables |Victor Hugo
Justice, moreover, with its frequent employment of trial by combat, did not essentially differ from private war.
The only way to combat these conditions in the city is to have strict registration of all feeble-minded and insane.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) |W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Look at us as long as you may; for this is all you shall see of the combat.The Story of a Bad Boy |Thomas Bailey Aldrich
There was every different mode of combat known in the arena, and of these the most deadly were sure to find the most favor.The Martyr of the Catacombs |Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for combat
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket