combat

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noun
ADJECTIVE
fierce, intense, mortal
armed, unarmed
close, hand-to-hand
open
single
active, actual
modern
ground, land, urban
aerial, air, air-to-air
VERB + COMBAT
be engaged in, be locked in, engage in

The troops were locked in hand-to-hand combat.

see

Our platoon has yet to see combat.

send sb into
COMBAT + NOUN
mission, operation
zone
force, patrol, troops, unit
veteran
aircraft, vehicle
boots, equipment, fatigues, gear, jacket (BrE), suit, uniform
capability, effectiveness, power, readiness
action, experience
PREPOSITION
in combat

He was killed in combat.

in combat with

The soldiers are in combat with rebel forces.

combat against

in mortal combat against dragons

combat between

a fierce combat between two champions

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verb
ADVERB
effectively, successfully

She argued that the only way to combat inflation effectively was to keep interest rates high.

VERB + COMBAT
help (to)
be designed to
PHRASES
action to combat sth, efforts to combat sth, measures to combat sth, policies to combat sth

Measures to combat violent crime have been proposed.

Combat is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alcoholism, ↑boredom, ↑corruption, ↑crime, ↑discrimination, ↑disease, ↑disorder, ↑effect, ↑epidemic, ↑evil, ↑fatigue, ↑HIV, ↑illness, ↑infection, ↑inflation, ↑menace, ↑pollution, ↑poverty, ↑problem, ↑racism, ↑recession, ↑spread, ↑terror, ↑terrorism, ↑truancy, ↑unemployment, ↑vandalism

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  • combat — [ kɔ̃ba ] n. m. • 1538; de combattre 1 ♦ Action de deux ou de plusieurs adversaires armés, de deux armées qui se battent. ⇒ bataille. Spécialt Phase d une bataille. ⇒ 1. action, affrontement, choc, engagement, mêlée, 1. rencontre; baroud. Combat… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • combat — COMBAT. subs. masc. L action par laquelle on attaque, ou l on se défend. Combat d homme à homme. Combat singulier. Combat d une armée contre une autre armée. Combat douteux. Combat à outrance. Combat opiniâtre. Combat sanglant. Combat sur terre.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • combat — Combat, m. acut. C est la meslée en bataille, de deux ou plusieurs, Certamen, Decertatio, Dimicatio, Discrimen, Praelium, Pugna, Conflictus, Selon ce on dit, Le combat a esté cruel, furieux, merveilleux entre les deux armées, Acriter admodum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • combat — Combat. s. m. L action par laquelle on combat contre quelqu un. Combat d homme à homme. combat singulier. combat d une armée contre une autre armée. combat douteux. combat à outrance. combat opiniastré. combat sanglant. combat sur terre. combat… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Combat 18 — Logo derived from the Totenkopf used by the 3rd SS Panzer Division of the Waffen SS. Motto Whatever it takes Formation 1992 Type …   Wikipedia

  • Combat 18 — Lema Cueste lo que cueste Tipo Nacionalismo Blanco, Supremacía blanca Objetivos Formación paramilitar que pretende levantar un gobierno bajo la estructura del nacional socialismo. Combat 18 o C 18 es una organización de tendencia n …   Wikipedia Español

  • Combat 84 — ist eine Band aus der britischen Oi! Szene und stammt aus dem Londoner Stadtteil Chelsea. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Politik 3 Diskografie 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Combat 84 — Also known as The 7th Cavalry Origin Chelsea, London, England Genres Oi!, Punk rock Years active 1981 1984 …   Wikipedia

  • Combat — (französisch Kampf ) steht für: Combat (Résistance), französische Résistance Gruppe Combat (Zeitung), französische Zeitung Combat Spirituel, afrikanische Pfingstkirche Combat 18, Terrororganisation Combat 84, britische Band Siehe auch: Ace Combat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Combat 18 — (или C18)  британская праворадикальная террористическая организация, основанная неонацистской организацией «Blood and Honour» после заключения соглашения между Британским национальным фронтом и фанатской группировкой «Chelsea Headhunters» в… …   Википедия

  • Combat — Com bat, n. [Cf. F. combat.] 1. A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy. [1913 Webster] My courage try by combat, if thou dar st. Shak. [1913 Webster] The noble combat that twixt joy and sorrow was fought in Paulina. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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