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.
- comb-footed spider,
- combat boot,
- combat fatigue,
- combat infantryman badge,
- combat neurosis,
- combat team
Origin of combat
Examples from the Web for combatting
Combatting the illegal drug trade within the Air Force is largely up to OSI.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Victims were treated with atropine, which was somewhat successful in combatting the symptoms.Obama Administration Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim|Josh Rogin, Noah Shachtman|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead he has emphasized core elements of the social gospel like combatting poverty and ministering to the sick and downtrodden.
And it could prove to be Israel's most effective weapon in combatting hate.
So a whole lot of us are engaged in combatting those judgements . . . with cash.
They must know about fortifications—anti-aircraft guns—means for combatting aerial attack.
Cuba had still to rely upon her own resources, both in inaugurating internal improvements and in combatting external dangers.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
A feeling of revulsion swept over her, combatting the first natural, womanly pride in the deed of a brave man.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
This measure was the boldest and the only effectual means of combatting the Judaistic propaganda.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
We are only something thro' him, and when combatting against him we have neither the courage nor the perseverance.Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry|Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon
noun (ˈkɒmbæt, -bət, ˈkʌm-)
- an action fought between two military forces
- (as modifier)a combat jacket