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verb [transitive] combat pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒmbæt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycombat
he/she/itcombats
present participlecombating
past tensecombated
past participlecombated
  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

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