Definition of 'combat'
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Finland is also setting up an operations centre to combat foreign meddling. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It retains the look of a frontline base but without units of combat troops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It helps combat heart disease and can extend your life by up to six years. The Sun (2016)We’re still having these arguments today, about women’s role in combat. Smithsonian Mag (2017)In the meantime, combat roles for the cubs increased too. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Neither is it viable to send troops into combat while it's unclear what is lawful and what is not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is scheduled to open next year and will be a leading centre for rehabilitation, serving wounded combat troops for decades to come. The Sun (2017)More than 300 women applied for combat roles, although only nine are training. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His name tag is on his combat jacket. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What else is being done to combat the disease? Times, Sunday Times (2007)New laws are set to be introduced to combat the crime. The Sun (2012)We know what their strengths will be and will try and combat that. The Sun (2016)It will be the first time that it has served in a combat role. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Combat troops would meet the enemy troops in just sufficient strength to defeat them. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This was about people in close combat relying on comrades left and right of arc. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were also given to soldiers to combat battle fatigue. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)The military distinction between combat and support has grown more blurred. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many of them will have seen combat operations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This represents fantastic progress in combating the disease which destroys so many lives. The Sun (2014)It was then that he decided how committed he was to combating knife crime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is what we are trying to combat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They can take any job that does not require close combat. The Sun (2014)Much of the narrative of both is taken up with the description of the single combats of heroes. Celtic Mythology (1987)He had asked to wear a combat jacket, supposedly to denote his warrior status. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The challenge was to be single combat to the death, unless one of the contestants yielded. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)Yes, women should be allowed to serve in combat roles. Christianity Today (2000)That doesn't mean sending in combat troops. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It will focus on the need for political will, legal clarity and military capability to combat piracy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THEY had endured the heat of battle and sporting combat. The Sun (2008)We also gradually got back into the business of building combat aircraft, but only as partners in collaborative programmes. Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history (1991)He reported on the war until 1965 and narrowly escaped death after being shot down in combat aircraft three times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One group said that their only experience of combat before the war was playing Call of Duty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'combat'
British English: combat NOUN
Combat is fighting that takes place in a war.
Over 16 million men had died in combat.
British English: combat VERB
If people in authority combat something, they try to stop it happening.
They have criticised new government measures to combat crime.
Definition of combat from the Collins English Dictionary
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