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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle

Narrower (hyponym)dogfight, wrestle

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