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comb

[ kohm ]
/ koʊm /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to roll over or break at the crest, as a wave.

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Origin of comb

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English comb, camb; cognate with Old High German kamb (German Kamm ), Old Norse kambr, Greek gómphos “pin, peg,” gomphíos “molar tooth,” Slavic (Polish) ząb “tooth,” Tocharian A kam “tooth”; see cam1, kempt

OTHER WORDS FROM comb

comb·less, adjectivecomb·less·ness, nounun·combed, adjectivewell-combed, adjective

Definition for comb (2 of 2)

comb.

abbreviation

combination.
combined.
combining.
combustion.
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British Dictionary definitions for comb

comb
/ (kəʊm) /

noun

verb

(tr) to use a comb on
(when tr, often foll by through) to search or inspect with great carethe police combed the woods
See also comb out

Word Origin for comb

Old English camb; related to Old Norse kambr, Old High German camb
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Idioms and Phrases with comb

comb

see fine-tooth comb.

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