English noun: combat
|1.||combat (act) an engagement fought between two military forces|
|Broader (hypernym)||battle, conflict, engagement, fight|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aggression, belligerency, hostilities, trench warfare|
|Part meronym||war, warfare|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|2.||combat (act) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle|
|Samples||A fight broke out at the hockey game.|
There was fighting in the streets.
The unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap.
|Synonyms||fight, 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|
English verb: combat
|1.||combat (competition) battle or contend against in or as if in a battle|
|Samples||The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq.|
We must combat the prejudices against other races.
They battled over the budget.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||contend, fight, struggle|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dogfight, wrestle|