to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: She combined the ingredients to make the cake.They combined the two companies.
to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines the best features of several other plans.
to harvest (grain) with a combine.
to unite; coalesce: The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste.
to unite for a common purpose; join forces:After the two factions combined, they proved invincible.
to enter into chemical union.
to use a combine in harvesting.
a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
- com·bin·er, noun
- in·ter·com·bine, verb (used with object), in·ter·com·bined, in·ter·com·bin·ing.
- non·com·bin·ing, adjective
- pre·com·bine, verb, pre·com·bined, pre·com·bin·ing.
- re·com·bine, verb, re·com·bined, re·com·bin·ing.
- re·com·bin·er, noun
- un·com·bin·ing, adjective
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How to use combine in a sentence
In moments like these—at the graveside, in the hospital room, around the dinner table, riding the combine—cynicism rings hollow.Political cynicism has given way to love in Christian America | jakemeth | October 28, 2020 | Fortune
Teams take great pains to try to quantify prospects’ general athleticism each year at the combine in Indianapolis.Who’s The Best Quarterback From The Much-Hyped 2018 Draft Class? | Josh Hermsmeyer | October 27, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
It takes the burden of having to manage a lot of different things on the combine from the operator.A.I. gets down in the dirt as precision agriculture takes off | Aaron Pressman | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
In addition to smart harvesting combines, the company is also developing technology using cameras to inspect individual plants and weeds in a field to modulate the amount of fertilizer and pesticides applied based on need.A.I. gets down in the dirt as precision agriculture takes off | Aaron Pressman | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
It’s like we’ve gone through a field after the combine has been through, and we are trying to find a kernel here and there.These undecided voters watched the debate hoping for clarity. What they got was a useless mess. | Marc Fisher, Christine Spolar, Amy B Wang | September 30, 2020 | Washington Post
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole | Carla Hall | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
combine the cold butter and flour in the bowl of a food processor.
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.
Those stains which are dissolved in methyl-alcohol combine fixation with the staining process.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The manufacturers of these pipes claim for them that they combine the strength of steel with the lightness of paper.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Lets combine a flying machine with an iceboat and beat out everybody on the lake this winter!The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Wisdom and experience combine in suggesting to all parents that they should guide their children, and not be governed by them.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
British Dictionary definitions for combine
to integrate or cause to be integrated; join together
to unite or cause to unite to form a chemical compound
agriculture to harvest (crops) with a combine harvester
agriculture short for combine harvester
an association of enterprises, esp in order to gain a monopoly of a market
an association of business corporations, political parties, sporting clubs, etc, for a common purpose
- combinable, adjective
- combinability, noun
- combiner, noun
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