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verb British English pronunciation: combine /kəmˈbaɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycombine
he/she/itcombines
present participlecombining
past tensecombined
past participlecombined
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you combine things, or if they combine, you use, do, or put them together

    This product is the result of many different technologies combining.

    an attempt to combine the advantages of two systems

    combine something with something:

    Combine the excitement of a week in Bangkok with a week on the unspoilt beaches of Phuket.

    combined with something:

    High tides combined with strong winds caused severe flooding.

    combine something and something:

    a high standard achieved by combining advanced techniques and specialist knowledge

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if you combine substances, or if they combine, you mix them together to form a single substance

      Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

      combine with:

      The minerals in hard water combine with soap to form a scum.

    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] if two or more organizations or groups combine, or if someone combines them, they join together

      Profits are up since the two companies combined last year.

      combine with:

      St Peter's has combined with a neighbouring church.

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