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Definition of "combat" []

  • To oppose in battle; fight against. (verb-transitive)
  • To oppose vigorously; struggle against. See Synonyms at oppose. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in fighting; contend or struggle. (verb-intransitive)
  • Fighting, especially armed battle; strife. See Synonyms at conflict. (noun)
  • Of or relating to combat: flew 50 combat missions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "combat" in a sentence
  • "The judicial combat is introduced by a writer of the fourteenth century, in a scene where Pilate challenges Jesus Christ to _single combat_."
  • "Casualty rate comparison (non combat +combat) between Bush and Clinton on 04 / 08 / 2009, -3 / +88Does the gallery launch for anyone else?"
  • "The proportion of private contractors that engage in combat is roughly equal to that of the military."