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English noun: combat

1. combat (act) an engagement fought between two military forces


Synonymsarmed combat


Broader (hypernym)battle, conflict, engagement, fight


Narrower (hyponym)aggression, belligerency, hostilities, trench warfare


Part meronymwar, warfare


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. combat (act) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle


SamplesA fight broke out at the hockey game.
There was fighting in the streets.
The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap.


Synonymsfight, fighting, scrap


Broader (hypernym)battle, conflict, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)affaire d'honneur, affray, banging, battering, beating, brawl, brush, clash, close-quarter fighting, cut-and-thrust, disturbance, dogfight, dogfight, duel, encounter, fencing, fistfight, fisticuffs, fray, free-for-all, gang fight, gunfight, gunplay, hassle, impact, in-fighting, knife fight, rough-and-tumble, ruffle, rumble, scuffle, set-to, shock, shootout, single combat, skirmish, slugfest, snickersnee, tussle, whipping


Part holonymblow


English verb: combat

1. combat (competition) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle


SamplesThe Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq.
We must combat the prejudices against other races.
They battled over the budget.


Synonymsbattle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)dogfight, wrestle









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