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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Origin of combat
synonym study for combat
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Example sentences from the Web for combat
She was part of the first female platoon to go through the same combat training as the men, she says.
It features a massive Caribbean open world, with islands, buried treasure to discover and excellent naval combat that would later inspire Ubisoft’s “Skull & Bones,” a yet-to-be released game that focuses specifically on seafaring battles.
Abilities feel great, too — in fact, they make combat more grounded.‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ impressions: Rekindling the spirit of the series|Elise Favis|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
These extra missions sound promising, but they are little more than scrambled combat arenas, mostly set in the same maps used in the main story mode.‘Pikmin 3 Deluxe’ loses some of its original charm|Michael Thomsen|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
That’s because experience has shown that it is the logistics personnel, transporting supplies, who run the biggest risks of coming under attack in combat zones.France’s new military trucks can form a convoy with just one driver|Christina Mackenzie|October 19, 2020|Popular Science
On Wednesday night, when President Barack Obama explained our strategy for combating ISIS he said … what?In ISIS Speech, Obama Failed To Seize The Moment—Again|Malcolm MacDougall|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last phase, which would take three years, would involve combating ISIS inside Syria, its primary base.Republicans Offer Obama ISIS War Authorization He Doesn’t Want|Josh Rogin|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Winstead explained that, “combating fear and lies with humor and truth is the best job in the world.”
The cost of combating these swarms to prevent a public health crisis could be enormous, he adds.How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom|Nina Strochlic|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead he spoke about combating the stigma attached to PTSD.
The position they chose to assume in combating this “fine old gentlemanly vice” is a singular feature in its history.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
But he was a Job wrestling with difficulty, a Job combating and making head against afflictions; a Job conquering!Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
It was this influence that she felt herself combating with growing weakness.The Devil|Joseph O'Brien
The hot colonic flushing is particularly serviceable in combating the sick headaches of migraine.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
But they all looked to me, as the only person capable of combating a like adversary with hope of success.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for combat
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket