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verb [transitive] combat pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑmˌbæt/combat pronunciation in American English /kəmˈbæt/
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present tense
present participlecombating
past tensecombated
past participlecombated
  1. 1
    to do something in order to try to stop something bad from happening or a bad situation from becoming worse

    the need for effective action to combat global warming

    measures to combat crime

  2. 2
    very formal to fight an enemy or opponent

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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